Young Athletes

Special Olympics Young Athletes, a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old, offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.
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Realizing the Bright Future of Your Child: An Intellectual Disability Resource for New Parents
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Nine young athletes in a photo collage.
"Thank you for thinking of us … The whole family is thrilled and we cannot wait to start training."—this was the enthusiastic feedback of Sanja Šćekić, mother of eight-year-old years old Tara from Podgorica when they recently received a #YoungAthletesAtHome or #MladiSportistiDoma package!
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Coach Greg from Special Olympics New Jersey staging in a living room wearing a yellow Special Olympics Young Athletes t-shirt.
Young Athletes provides children, ages 2 – 7, with fun and engaging activities to stay fit and healthy. This is especially important while spending so much time indoors due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
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Pan Africa Games Egypt 2020 logo surrounded by the descriptions about the image.
The first ever Special Olympics Pan African Games will take place in Cairo, 23-31 January, 2020 under the auspices of HE Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Egyptian President.
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A young girls in a yellow t-shirt holds a red football. Her eyes are closed and she is shouting in glee.
The Young Athletes programme in Moldova is going from strength to strength.
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Family of 8 standing together for a photo, Sesame Street's Elmo is standing behind the family.
Special Olympics volunteers Dr. Dindo Astom and Dr. Arlyn Astom found a way to make a difference for people with intellectual disabilities...
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Large group of people with text at the bottom that says "Be Unified".
Special Olympics is proud to recognize the impact of Leos & the Lions Club International Foundation in leading their communities through projects of social inclusion.
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Sara Mashabek giving the peace sign in her equestrian outfit.
Sara Mashabek’s love of horses could be described as love at first sight.
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Young athlete in the pool with a colorful swim cap and swim suite on.
Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for children with and without intellectual disabilities from ages 2 to 7 years old.