To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, you must be at least eight years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially-designed instruction. In order to train or compete in Special Olympics, an athlete must have a current Medical Release on file, submit an Athlete Information Sheet, and sign the Code of Conduct.
Note: If the athlete has Down syndrome, an X-ray must be performed to check for Atlanto-Axial Subluxation. Down Syndrome Information
Athlete Related Forms
After you have completed your Medical Release you can scan, attache, and submit below.