Everyone deserves support and the chance to enjoy life, especially people with an intellectual disability who face daily challenges. But with your help we can make them feel like champions. Share a gift and change a life.
Become a regular giver or make a one-off donation and we will see the money gets to where it is needed most to support more people with an intellectual disability around Australia to play sport.
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From comedy breakfasts and golfing events to race days and gala dinners, we have a variety of fundraising events to suit anyone. So grab some friends together and support Special Olympics Australia at our next event!
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Sponsorships, workplace giving and volunteering are just some of the ways you can become a supporter of Special Olympics Australia and help inspire the next generation of champions!
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There are almost 850,000 Australians people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. They are the largest disability population in Australia and every two hours another child is diagnosed. People with an intellectual disability are among the most marginalised groups, are routinely excluded from ongoing sports programs that stress fitness, skill development and quality coaching and competition - compounding the social isolation and chronic health issues they face.
For people with an intellectual disability who may not fit into mainstream clubs Special Olympics Australia offers a welcoming environment where they can meet people of similar ability and develop skills at their own pace. Athletes get fit, have fun and make friends, which improves their ability to succeed in all walks of life. Families gain a network of support, are better able to understand their child or sibling's capabilities and can see hope for the future.