Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® is a Special Olympics program that provides free health examinations in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and trepidation people with intellectual disabilities often experience when faced with a visit to a medical professional. Our impact on the health and well-being of Special Olympics athletes around the world is great, in some cases saving lives by discovering unknown health issues or providing health care that otherwise would not be available. We not only serve these athletes but also (1) train health care professionals who return to their practices with increased knowledge and confidence about treating people with intellectual disabilities and (2) influence improvements in health care for people with intellectual disabilities at the policy and systemic level.

EXAMINATIONS ARE OFFERED IN 8 DIFFERENT HEALTH AREAS: Fit Feet (Podiatry) | FUNfitness (Physical Therapy) | Health Promotion (Prevention & Nutrition) | Healthy Hearing (Audiology) | Special Smiles (Dentistry)| Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Foundation Opening Eyes (Vision/Eye Health) | Strong Minds (Emotional Health) | Med-Fest (History & Physical Exam)