Young Athletes starts everybody on the right track. The children learn skills and push their limits in a fun way. Family members and supporters see more of the children's abilities, not their disabilities. And everyone becomes part of the Special Olympics community.
A proud parent says Young Athletes has really made a difference with her son. "Brendan has changed physically and socially on many levels since he has participated in this program. He's jumping; he's running; he's hitting balls; he's running bases," she says. He's also "shown a lot of interest socially with his friends and with his typical peers. It's been an amazing program."
Young Athletes also works in many different places. Families can follow the program at home. Schools and preschools can use it as well.