- Support Programs
- Unified Sports®
To become a Special Olympics Arizona athlete and begin the adventure of making friends and learning new skills, follow the steps below!
Step 1: Submit an Athlete Interest Form OR Find a Local Program and contact your Area Director.
Step 2: Complete the Athlete Medical & Release forms.
Step 3: Review the Athlete Code of Conduct.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, athletes must:
What is the definition of intellectual disability?
According to the World Health Organization:
How prevalent are intellectual disabilities?
Intellectual disability knows no boundaries. It cuts across the lines of racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic backgrounds, and it can occur in any family. The following statistics and information on intellectual disabilities have been adapted from information from the Population Reference Bureau, The Arc (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens), the World Health Organization and various associations for people with disabilities.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 190 million people or three percent of the world's population, have intellectual disabilities - the largest disability population in the world.
For additional information contact:
|602.476.0838 - direct line|