Special Olympics Alaska Athletes
1. Agree to abide by the rules. To be eligible for participation in Special Olympics, a competitor must agree to observe and abide by the Official Special Olympics Rules.
2. No Discrimination. No person shall- on the grounds of sex, race, religion, color or national origin- be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of , or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of Special Olympics.
3. Age requirements. Persons are eligible for Special Olympics, provided that they are six years of age or older. An accredited program may allow children that are six or seven years old to train; however, they may not compete. There is no maximum age limit.
4. Identified as having intellectual disabilities. A person is considered to have intellectual disabilities if:
An agency or professional has identified the person as having intellectual disabilities; or
The person has a cognitive delay as determined by standard measures, such as IQ testing or other measures that are generally accepted within the professional community; or
The person has a closely related intellectual disability, i.e. functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills. Persons with functional limitations based solely on physical, behavioral, emotional, sensory, or specific disabilities are not eligible.
Application for Participation in Special Olympics Alaska**
Official Special Olympics Release Form**