Special Olympics

Special Olympics Events with Child Participating
  • Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment - on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

    NEISD sponsors the following four district-wide Special Olympic events annually:

    • Bowling
    • Basketball
    • Track & Field
    • Motor Activities Training Program (MATP)


  • According to the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, an individual has an intellectual disability if he or she meets three criteria:

    1. IQ is below 70-75
    2. There are significant limitation in two or more adaptive areas (skills needed to live, work, and play in the community, such as communication or self-care)
    3. The condition manifest itself before the age of 18