Special Olympics Australia is the not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of people with an intellectual disability through sport.
Each week, dedicated volunteers provide quality sports training to almost 4000 athletes in over 250 sports clubs across metropolitan and rural Australia. Training is provided in a range of sports and all skill levels are catered for.
Outside of weekly training, Special Olympics also host regular events and competitions. These range from come and try days and local sports carnivals through to regional, state, national and international competition.
At the pinnacle of the competition ladder is the Special Olympics World Games which is held on a four-year cycle in both summer and winter sports.
Special Olympics Australia is part of a global community that promotes sport as a means of acceptance and inclusion for people with an intellectual disability.
Our measure of excellence is not in breaking records but in helping each of our athletes to achieve their personal best.
On a global scale, people with an intellectual disability form the largest disability group in the world and Special Olympics is the world's fastest-growing grassroots sports movement.
So, get involved and be inspired.
Become a volunteer, attend a fundraising event, learn more about the organisation, spread the word and enjoy helping us transform the lives of people with an intellectual disability.