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)

Eligibility

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

    1. Identified with an intellectual disability
    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