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Special Olympics: The Power Of Sports & Behavior

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The Special Olympics is the “leading voice in raising awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.” This organization gives athletes with special needs the ability to build their confidence, become involved in the community, and inspire others along the way.

During the 2015 LA84 Summit, Annette Lynch (@SpecialOlympics) from Special Olympics North America provided several online resources for those who want to be involved with coaching these athletes, getting involved in unified play, and gaining insight on how to help these athletes on/off the playing field.

If you would like to find out more ways to get involved with coaching athletes with special needs or more knowledge on how to coach these kinds of athletes, click the link below. There are several guides about the 35 different sports you can coach. Within the Sports and Games tab you can find coaching resources for every sport. Each sport has an Athlete-Centered Guide and a Quick Reference Guide to help coaches understand what they need to know about working with Special Olympics Athletes.

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