Special Needs for Your Extraordinary Kids
Our mission is to provide 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 friendships with their families, and other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics Nebraska was founded in 1972 to offer numerous opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. We now serve more than 7,500 individuals in more than 110 communities and in numerous classrooms throughout Nebraska.
Sports opportunities are offered based on four geographic regions. Our athletes compete at the regional level striving for first, second or third place in order to advance to any state level competition.
Leadership opportunities for participants are offered by contacting the state office and community-changing opportunities are offered through Unified Champion School programming.
The state office is located at 9427 F Street, Omaha, NE 68127
Our goal is that all persons with an intellectual disabilities have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities.
The benefits for our athletes are tremendous. Benefits of participation in Special Olympics include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, friendships, a more positive self-image, and increased family support.