Incorporating physical activity into young children’s lives is the key to creating a foundation of movement and activity that they will carry with them into their futures. Physical activity is essential for children with and without special needs alike as it promotes a healthy lifestyle, but can benefit children with autism in extraordinary ways. Read More
Every day, we are among champions. At Special Olympics Florida’s Annual Fall Classic, athlete Juliette Mallis, sister of Miami athlete David Mallis, won not only her first medal, but a gold one. Watch and share in their joy as the results are announced. Read More
The following is a guest post from Karlyn Emile, Director of the Special Olympics Florida Healthy Community location in South Florida.
Healthy Community is a premier health care delivery approach that focuses on the whole person with an intellectual or developmental disability. At Special Olympics Florida and Healthy Community, we believe that good health is necessary for these individuals to secure the freedom to work, learn, and better engage with their families and communities. For these reasons, Special Olympics Florida compiled specific goals and objectives to ensure the success of the newly launched Healthy Community in Hollywood, FL after it opened its doors for the first time in February 2013. Those goals include the following: Read More
The Flame of Hope is a powerful symbol. For Special Olympics, the iconic flame delivers inspiration, as well as a message of awareness for social change, as it’s carried by athletes and members of the law enforcement community across the globe. Read More
If you’ve just landed on our blog for the first time, let me say welcome! This month, Special Olympics Florida is proud to launch our newly redesigned website and blog. In addition to debuting our refreshed look, we are excited to offer you other updated features, like a robust calendar of events and competition, easier access to information from our 51 county programs and, of course, more stories and photos featuring the heart of our organization – our athletes.