OUR PHILOSOPHY

Special Olympics is founded on the belief that:
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  • People with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with special mental and physical limitations.
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  • Consistent training, including physical conditioning and nutritional education, is essential to the development of sports skills; that competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress and providing incentives for personal growth.
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  • Through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally, socially and spiritually; families are strengthened and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united with people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.


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