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  • Who We Are

    A global sport and social movement that touches and changes the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the transformative power of sports.

  • What We Do

    Special Olympics Singapore is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

  • About Intellectual Disability

    Intellectual disability (ID) is a term used to describe a person with certain limitations in cognitive functioning and other skills, including communication and self-care. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently. Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disability.

Upcoming Events in Singapore

DATE EVENT LOCATION
20 September 2014, Saturday
Family Day 2014
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Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre
26 September 2014, Saturday
US Embassy
Unified soccer event
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To be comfirmed
27 September 2014, Saturday
Unified Corporate Bocce 2014
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Physical Education And Sports Teacher Academy (PESTA)

News and Stories from Singapore

28 June 2014

NCSS Chinese Orchestra Concert 2014

Tan Chor Hoon

NCSS had extended the invitation to Special Olympics Singapore to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert, titled “Our People, Our Music 2014: My Home – Singapore”. The concert was held at National Stadium Sports Hub. 40 athletes and parents from Running Club, Bocce Club, Swimming Club and Badminton Club attended the concert.

Our appreciation to NCSS for inviting our athletes to attend the concert.

NCSS had extended the invitation to Special Olympics Singapore to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert, titled “Our People, Our Music 2014: My Home – Singapore”. The concert was held at National Stadium Sports Hub. 40 ...

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22 June 2014

The Lion Men 2 Movie Screening

Tan Chor Hoon

The 32 athletes and parents along with 1 staff and 2 EXCO attended the movie screening on 22nd June 2014, with courtesy from AGAPE Group Holdings. There was a meet and greet session with the movie casts 30 minutes before the movie starts. Our athletes and parents had certainly enjoyed the movie. Our sincere appreciation to AGAPE Group Holding for giving our athletes such wonderful opportunity.

The 32 athletes and parents along with 1 staff and 2 EXCO attended the movie screening on 22nd June 2014, with courtesy from AGAPE Group Holdings. There was a meet and greet session with the movie casts 30 minutes before the ...

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14 June 2014

PassionARTS Painting 2014

Tan Chor Hoon

Special Olympics Singapore was honoured to be invited to be part of the PAssionArts Month event entitled “A Piece of Art” organized by the West Coast Community Arts and Culture Club (CACC). Our athletes and parents were invited to do a mass canvas painting at West Wood Secondary School on 14th June 2014. A total of 36 canvas will be pieced up into a big large collective and will be displayed on the façade of Clementi Block 728. 9 SO Singapore athletes, together with their parents, were involved in the painting two of the 36 canvas.

Our appreciation to West Coast CACC for inviting our athletes to be part of this meaningful event.

Special Olympics Singapore was honoured to be invited to be part of the PAssionArts Month event entitled “A Piece of Art” organized by the West Coast Community Arts and Culture Club (CACC). Our athletes and parents were ...

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Past Stories from Singapore

8 Mar 2014

Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) Workshop

by Admin

Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) is designed for athletes with severe of profound intellectual disability who are unable to participate in Official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities.

Special Olympics conducted a MATP workshop for coaches at Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School on 1st March 2014 from 9am – 12noon.

A total of 34 Participants from four schools – Eden School, AWWA School, Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive and Yishun Park School, attended the workshop, which was conducted by Dr. Teo-Koh Sock Miang. The participants first attended a theory session on what MATP is all about and the different types of sports that are catered to athletes with special needs through adaptation. The second half of the workshop saw participants engaging in a practical session where they had a hands on experience on how one activity can have different variations to cater to the athlete’s needs. The activities at different stations were designed to test athlete’s mobility, dexterity and fundamental skills.

Our sincere appreciation to Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive for opening up their compound to us!

Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) is designed for athletes with severe of profound intellectual disability who are unable to participate in Official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their ...

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22 Feb 2014

28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and 8th ASEAN Para Games Launch Party

by Admin

The athletes and coaches of the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games contingent was invited to the launch of the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the 8th ASEAN Para Games held on 15 February 2014 at the Gardens by the Bay. The Guest-of-Honour for the event was President Tony Tan Keng Yam. The event marked the start of Singapore’s journey to host these two major sporting events in 2015. The organizers also took this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Team Singapore athletes and participants at the recent 27th SEA Games and 7th ASEAN Para Games held in Myanmar, and 1st Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle. Some of our athletes were also involved in the networking session with President Tony Tan.

The athletes and coaches of the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games contingent was invited to the launch of the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the 8th ASEAN Para Games held on 15 February 2014 at the Gardens by the ...

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Athlete Stories
2011 World Summer Games - Our very first Marathon Runner

Flying from Changi Airport, I was happy to see many people sending us off. Tim, a coach who trained me, and my family were all there. The flight to Athens was 12 hours long but the stewardesses were pretty and we took photos ...

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Coaches Stories
Thoughts of a Volunteer Coach - Dave Tay

I started volunteering for Special Olympics in 2008. I was in the Navy then so could only offer myself during Saturdays. I was abit worried at first because I have not coached an ID personnel before and am not sure whether I ...

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Family Support Network
Thoughts of A Parent - Mdm Ratna Md. Zain

I knew my baby has Down Syndrome when I was 4 months pregnant in 1995. She was born 2 month premature by C-section and stayed 2 months in the ICU. Her birth weight was only 1.7kg. She looked tiny when discharged and weighed ...

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