Anyone with an intellectual disability aged six or older can train as a Special Olympics athlete.
If you are interested in finding out about Special Olympics in your community you should contact your Regional Special Olympics Office. There are five Special Olympics Regions. Click on the name of your Region below to find out more:
In addition to sports training and competition, there is an Athlete Leadership Programme (also known as ALPs) for Special Olympics athletes who are over 16 years old. Athletes learn leadership skills such as how to represent other athletes as part of a committee, they learn about public speaking and making presentations and how to be a volunteer. If you would like more information about ALPs please click here.
Meet Mei Lin and Lorraine - 2 Special Olympics Athletes from Eastern Region and Connaught
My Grandad has gone to Heaven
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:47:00 GMT
Believing in Yourself!
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:37:00 GMT
Swimming Training and Hospital Visits
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:10:00 GMT
Strategy 2016-2020 - Full
Strategy 2016-2020 - Summary
Athlete Participation Form Guidelines
Code of Ethics- long version
Code of Ethics- volunteers
Event Management Guide
General Information Leaflet
Guide to Intellectual Disability
A Guide to Organising Inter Club Activities
Quick Guide to Competition
Regulations Governing Special Olympics Ireland Sport