Special Olympics Coaching Essentials


The National Autism Center offers free, up-to-date resources for families, educators, and practitioners.


Click here to view the Resource Library from Autism Speaks.


The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders offers coaching resources.


S’cool Moves - training and materials to enhance the collaboration between teachers, therapists, parents, and other school staff.
Research and Resources
Research Articles


Coaching Unified Sports — This free online course will help you understand and implement Special Olympics Unified Sports in your school.


Principles of Coaching for Special Olympics
*It is recommended that coaches have Special Olympics Skills Course certification (entry-level certification) or a coaching or competition background of five or more years at the high school or college level.


Stop it Now offers resources for parents of children with disabilities. Click here to learn how you can help keep them safe.


The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979. Click here to learn more.


Does your organization offer various resources, tools, or coursework for those working with individuals with special needs? Would you like to be listed on this webpage?
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