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.

Disciplines

Screenings are offered in seven different health areas:

 

Healthcare Providers

If you need assistance in locating Medicaid providers, health and dental clinics or community health centers within New Jersey, please contact Katelyn Sheridan at krs@sonj.org.