Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The global Special Olympics movement got its start on 20 July 1968, when the First International Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. But the concept of Special Olympics was born much earlier, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities at her home in 1962.
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A medical examination by a doctor is required before individuals can compete.
Individuals must be:
- at least 8 years of age (children 2-7 years of age may participate in skills training program)
- classified with a developmental disability OR
- identified as handicapped due to cognitive delays and significant learning or vocational problems