Sport, Health & Inclusion

Our programs serve more than 2,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the District.

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Special Olympics North America has teamed up with Strava for the SONA Stride Challenge! Run, Walk, or Roll your way through this 8-week distance challenge.

 

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October 19th – December 13th

Sports

Sports are a powerful force that can shift the focus from disability to ability. We offer 10 Olympic-style sports year-round.

Education

Our school programs create activities that lead to more inclusive and accepting school environments.

Health

The Healthy Athletes program provides information and resources to help athletes realize sustainably healthy and productive lives.

What We Do

Through sports, health and inclusion programs, Special Olympics D.C. is changing the lives of people with IDD, solving the isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face.

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“Students Of All Abilities Have The Power To Positively Impact Their School Communities By Promoting Social Inclusion. Learn How You Can Make A Difference.”

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What You Can Do

Volunteer

You’ll transform lives — our athletes’ and your own.

Coach a Team

Coaches help develop the spirit of an athlete.

Donate

Your donation gets an athlete into the game.

Special Olympics stands in solidarity with the African American community, and other marginalized communities, in the U.S. and around the world in opposing systemic oppression, exclusion, and injustice.