Health & Wellness

Creating Healthy Communities Together

Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is working to achieve inclusive health for people with intellectual disabilities (ID).

Inclusive health means people with ID are able to take full advantage of the same health programs and services available to people who do not have ID. Special Olympics’ health programming focuses on improving the physical and social-emotional well-being of people with ID by increasing inclusion in health care, wellness and health systems for Special Olympics athletes and others with ID.

Healthy Communities is a recognition program within Special Olympics, working to increase access to quality health care and effective prevention programming to improve the health of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) is one of 45 programs designated as a Healthy Community by Special Olympics International.

Special Olympics Connecticut Health and Wellness Programs include: 

  • Healthy Athletes 
  • Fit 5 
  • Unified Sports Fitness Clubs
  • Family Health Forum 
  • Fitness Coaches Training