Motor Activity Training Program

This page draws together motor activity training program-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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The Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program is designed for athletes with severe or profound intellectual disability who are unable to particpate in Official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. The Motor Activity Training Program is designed to prepare athletes with severe or profound intellectual disability, including athletes with significant physical disabilities, for sport-specific activities appropriate for their abilities.


Motor Activity Training Program Stories and News


July 25, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Thailand

Pioneering a Sports and Health Innovations Platform in Thailand

By David Evangelista

Special Olympics and UNICEF Thailand have renewed their partnership agreement and plan to launch new health initiatives while sustaining a strong focus on development through sport programming and leadership development.View Story Special Olympics and UNICEF Thailand have renewed their partnership agreement and plan to launch new health initiatives while sustaining a strong focus on development through sport programming and leadership development. This paves the way for both organizations to implement regional sports competitions, youth/athlete-led leadership training courses and health examination programs, as well as scale up the Special Olympics Healthy Communities program, which provides comprehensive health assessments for children with intellectual disabilities and better integrates them into the state health system. In addition, UNICEF and Special Olympics Thailand will hold 4 Motor Activity Training Programs, a motor-skill development program for individuals with profound disabilities. With partnerships in over 30 countries, Special Olympics and UNICEF work together at all levels to achieve equity for all children, including those with intellectual disabilities.

About David Evangelista:I am the Vice President of Global Development and Government Relations for Special Olympics.
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May 14, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Seeking Experienced Officials for the LA 2015 Games

By Sara Prescott

Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.View Story Special Olympics is accepting applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. In most cases, Special Olympics will select officials who are already certified by a related sports federation and who have Special Olympics officiating experience. Applications must be received by no later than July 1 2014. Please use the link below for more information and to download applications.

About Sara Prescott:I am the Administrative Assistant of Sports Training & Competition at Special Olympics.
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April 25, 2014 | Latin America: El Salvador

Eastern Zone Multisport Tournament

By Johamy Alabi

The facilities of INDES San Miguel, INJUVE and Felix Charlaix Stadium have been the scene of the multi-sport tournament in the Eastern Zone Special Olympics held on 08 and 09 April.View Story The facilities of INDES San Miguel, INJUVE and Felix Charlaix Stadium have been the scene of the multi-sport tournament in the Eastern Zone Special Olympics held on 08 and 09 April. More than 300 athletes from the departments of San Miguel, Morazan, La Union and Usulután showed their skills and athletic talents participating in sports disciplines such as: athletics, tennis, bocce, swimming and demonstration of Motor Activity skills.

About Johamy Alabi :Executive Director
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