Young Athletes is a physical activity and play-based program with an emphasis on sports skill development for young children (2-8 years old) who experience intellectual disabilities and peers who do not experience disability. Australian Young Athletes aims to elevate the abilities of all Australian children in a socially inclusive, child-centered space through an active play-based program with an emphasis on sports skill development. The program will create welcoming family support networks for the encouragement the development of the child and family. Young Athletes runs three types of groups including community, in-school, and home- based programs.
Young Athletes addresses three key areas: