The Special Olympics Arizona Unified Program promotes social inclusion for individuals with disabilities and those without disabilities through sports, health, youth and adult leadership, and other self-advocacy programs and campaigns.
Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that too, and much more. Half a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. Learn more about Unified Sports®
UNIFIED STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOLS®
Special Olympics Unified Strategies for Schools® is an education-based project that uses sports and education programs to activate young people to develop school communities where all youth are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about Unified Strategy for Schools
SOAZ/AIA UNIFIED SPORTS® (High School)
SOAZ/AIA Unified Sports® is about inclusion and recognition of the Special Olympics athletes on their high school campus. Unified Sports® athletes have the opportunity to enjoy sports competition and represent their school as an official team on campus. The SOAZ/AIA Unified Sports® program offers individuals with and without disabilities a typical high school sports experience. For more information on AIA Unified Sports click here.
Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. Children ages 2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun! Learn more about Young Athletes™
The Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is about activating high school students and their peers to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. YAC supports programs including - Unified Sports, Spread the Word To End The Word, Make That Change, Athlete Leadership Program and State & Area Sports Competition. Learn more about Youth Activation
SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED LEADERS (SOUL)
The Special Olympics Unified Leaders Committee with Special Olympics Arizona is an opportunity for college students and young adult professionals to come together and help promote social inclusion at their colleges and places of business. This committee will work cohesively to establish unique ways to raise awareness locally and empower others to #PlayUnified! For more information, email Chase Wernecke at Chase@SpecialOlympicsArizona.org.
UNIFIED FAN ACTIVATION
Students! Want Special Olympics to come your school? Want to play unified games like bag toss, ping pong, basketball, and more? During this special promotion activity students will be able to come see the colorful Special Olympics Unified Truck with the opportunity to play games, win prizes, and more! If so, Please complete this Program Application to participate in Special Olympics Unified Fan Activation and we will contact you!
Sign up now by clicking here!