Special Olympics Resources

The Special Olympics Resources site is a self-service website where people who are part of our movement go to get the tools, files, information and advice they need to get work done at the Program level. 

Quick Guide to Creating Stories of Impact

Kate McKenna

Special Olympics has a new Story Starter template that can help Programs and Regions capture these much-needed stories.

From Wired: How to Use Twitter: Tips for New Users

Will Schermerhorn

A story on Wired Magazine is a good introduction to Twitter, a popular service that some people find challenging at first.

Now and Next

Get the resources for events, promotions and Games that are happening now or soon.


Resources all Programs need to be effective working with Special Olympics athletes.

Leading A Program

Tools Programs need for accreditation, effective operation and innovative leadership.

Sports Essentials

Tools that Special Olympics Programs need to ensure safe, high quality training and competitions.

How-To Guides

Find the basics about many aspects of Special Olympics as an organization, plus helpful overviews of many important other topics.

Games and Competitions

Promote upcoming regional and world games plus promote and run games at the Program level.

Marketing and Communications

Get the information, files, tools and advice you need to explain and promote the value of Special Olympics to audiences local and global.


All the resources for health-related programs, Healthy Athletes disciplines, Healthy Communities and tools and information needed to promote and run events.

Region Resources

Documents and other files that relate specifically to one or more of our seven world Regions.

Community Building

Special Olympics inititiatives in health, family, early involvement and opportunities for personal growth.

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