Families Support Network E-Library

This e-Library includes family stories, examples of successful activities, resources and tools to help strengthen family and Young Athletes programming.

The collection is possible due to the generous support of Kim Samuel and the Samuel Family Foundation.

The very latest info and stories about Special Olympics families. Read more and share your story.

Family Successes

Looking for ideas for successful family activities? Learn more about successes and materials used from other Special Olympic Programs and families. If you have had success with a family activity and want to share ideas, contact your Regional Office. You can also share your personal success stories online. FAMILY SUCCESSES ››

Family Toolkit

These tools will support engaging families in diverse roles in Special Olympics. We encourage you to share them widely with both families and Program staff and be sure to “like” our Facebook page. FAMILY TOOLKIT ››

Young Athletes Toolkit

Young Athletes tools are intended to support families, teachers, volunteers and Program leaders in learning about and leading the Young Athletes program. We encourage you to share them widely with both families and Program staff. YOUNG ATHLETES TOOLKIT ››


Each Region has a trained Global Family Leader who can help answer questions about Family Programming. For more information contact your Regional office or Emily Klinger, Director, Organizational Excellence at: eklinger@specialolympics.org or +1 202-824-0393.

The very latest stories about Special Olympics families.
Coach Greg from Special Olympics New Jersey staging in a living room wearing a yellow Special Olympics Young Athletes t-shirt.
Young Athletes provides children, ages 2 – 7, with fun and engaging activities to stay fit and healthy. This is especially important while spending so much time indoors due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
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Athlete receiving hugs and kisses from two adult mother figures.
As you care for your loved ones, remember to care for yourself, especially during stressful times.
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Nick Roker getting a kiss from his mother after a swim competition.
TODAY show weatherman and co-host of 3rd Hour of TODAY Al Roker had an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend after his son Nick brought home two gold medals at the Special Olympics New York Summer Games.
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