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Special Olympics
Mission...The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Benefits...Special Olympics contributes to the physical, social, and psychological development of the athletes. Through successful experiences in sports, they gain confidence and build a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, home, job and community.
Eligibility...Athletes must be at least eight years of age and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required special instruction. Support...Special Olympics Ohio, Inc. is a non-profit corporation funded through private and corporate donations and fundraising projects across the state. Special Olympics Ohio is not a United Way agency and does not receive any federal funds.

All coaches and volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application (see below). Also, each volunteer is also required to take an online Protective Behavior Course through the international Special Olympics. For information about this, contact the local coordinator at .