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Special Olympics Eligibility

  • During the school year, the Special Olympics Missouri/Special School District program offers a variety of athletic competitions and trainings.

    SSD Special Olympics is open to any student enrolled who receives services from Special School District. The program best facilitates students in a self-contained program in a partner district or one of our buildings, however it is available to all students enrolled who have a teacher willing to serve as a coach. The participation of a student in the SSD Special Olympics program should be a team decision (parent, student, teacher, and administrator). If the team feels that the student would benefit from participation in the program and the student is receiving services from SSD, the student is welcome to participate. If a student does not have a cognitive diagnosis and is already successfully participating in sports within his/her home school, the SSD Special Olympics may not be the best for this student.