Through the Healthy Athletes® program, Special Olympics Indiana athletes receive free screenings in a fun and welcoming environment. This often removes the anxiety and fear that individuals with ID experience when faced with a visit to the doctor or dentist. Our mission is to improve each athlete’s health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experience and improved well-being.
Statistics show that individuals with ID do not always receive the health care attention they need. Our team impacts the health of our athletes significantly, in some cases life-saving treatment is given to athletes by discovering unknown health issues or providing health care that otherwise would have been available.
Healthy Athletes provides basic health care screenings and testing to SOI athletes at no cost.
Any SOI athlete who has a valid medical form on file is eligible to participate in the Healthy Athletes program.