Special Olympics offers the programs in the Area 9 North Texas region:
Young Athletes Program (YAP) is for athletes ages two to seven. It focuses on developing fundamental motor tracking and eye-hand coordination through physical play. This participation-based program also introduces the child to the world of sports and begins to prepare them for competition, which can start at age eight. Families are invited to attend a Future Stars Sports Day where the athletes demonstrate the skills they have learned.
The Motor Activities Training Program is designed specifically for athletes who are unable to participate in traditional Special Olympics sports. It was created to enhance individuals’ motor skills, sports skills, and physical fitness. After the eight-week training program is completed, a Challenge Day is offered that meets the needs of every participant and lets the athlete share his/her developed skills with family and friends.
Meet in the Middle is a unique program that promotes acceptance and inclusion between students with and without intellectual disabilities in schools. Participants team up to promote advocacy, acceptance, friendship, fitness and sports opportunities. In an effort to support current school initiatives, fun activities are designed to align with state school standards, focusing on FitnessGram, school morale and attendance, and TAKS/TAKS Alt. Benefits of participation include character development, moral intelligence, leadership, fitness and positive impact on school culture, including bullying prevention.
Unified Sports® teams allow athletes to participate in sports activities with peers without disabilities.Unified Sports® teams are comprised of equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes, friends, family members, staff, or other partners. These teams practice and compete together against other teams of the same composition, or can compete in city or intramural leagues. It is truly an opportunity for everyone to get involved.
710 Lamar Street
Wichita Falls, 76301, TX
Accessible Location: Yes
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Advocacy, Health & Fitness, Recreation, Sibling Activity, Social Media, Special Education, Volunteer Opportunity|
|Spanish Services Offered?||Yes|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21, 22 and up|
|Disability Categories||Intellectual Disability|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||Yes|