Young Athletes Program

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program

Special Olympics Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children with and without Intellectual Disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.

Children learn how to play with others and develop important skills for learning. Children also learn to share, take turns and follow directions. These skills and Inclusive Play opportunities help children in family, community and school activities.

Young Athletes can be part of an Early Child Development Program that can set the stage for a life of physical activity, friendships and learning in an Inclusive Society.

With the support from IKEA Foundation between 2017 – 19, Special Olympics Thailand expanded the Young Athletes program to all parts of the country.