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:
- 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:
- Identified with an intellectual disability
- 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)
- The condition manifest itself before the age of 18