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Special Olympics Exercise
1. Who is eligible to participate in Special Olympics?
2. What five unique aspects differentiate Special Olympics from other sports organizations?
3. What program does Special Olympics offer to athletes with the more severe levels of disability?
4. List two unique characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities that affect how they learn sports and require coaches to modify their instruction?
5. What is the minimum amount of time (weeks/hours) required within a sport season that Special Olympics athlete needs to train and compete?
6. Does Special Olympics stress the recreational or competition approach to sports?
7. Name one way Special Olympics competition differs from other sports competitions.
8. What is Special Olympics Unified Sports?
9. List three opportunities available to individuals who want to be involved with Special Olympics as non-competitors.
10. List the steps you take if you suspect an athlete is being abused or neglected.
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