Healthy Athletes® is a Special Olympics program that provides free health screenings in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety people with intellectual disabilities (ID) often experience when faced with a visit to the doctor or dentist. We not only serve these athletes but also train healthcare professionals who then go back to their practices with increased knowledge of and compassion for people with ID.
A robust Healthy Athletes program is the foundation for Special Olympics programs to be considered for accreditation as a Healthy Community.
Healthy Athletes Impact
Screenings are offered in eight different health areas:
If you need assistance in locating Medicaid providers, health and dental clinics or community health centers within New Jersey, please contact our Healthy Communities Manager, Amelia Hamilton, ARH@SONJ.org.