Family members of a person with intellectual disability often feel confused and alone. The Special Olympics Family Support Network provides them acceptance, resources, hope and a chance to become advocates – making them a valued voice in our movement.
Local Special Olympics programs provide a family support network with a basic premise: that family members of present and future Special Olympics athletes are valuable and have an important role to play in Special Olympics outreach. On a day-to-day basis, families connect by volunteering at athletic trainings, meeting in local gatherings, and sharing information.
Around Newfoundland and Labrador, families of Special Olympics athletes are making our movement stronger. By contributing to clubs, recruiting and supporting other families, and educating the public about the mission, philosophy and benefits of Special Olympics, they help bring the movement to life.
Help us empower more family members to make a difference in our movement and in the lives of Special Olympics athletes. Contact a local Special Olympics club to became part of the movement.