As Friend/Family

Families with members who have an intellectual (learning) disability are like other families.

However, having a family member with special needs can sometimes introduce new and different challenges for families. Getting involved with Special Olympics gives families a chance to meet other families who have undergone similar challenges.

A network of Support and Welcome

At Lothian Special Olympics, we offer a network that connects experienced or “veteran” Special Olympics family members and friends with families and friends new to Special Olympics, so they can provide support and information in a critical time of need.

Our Family and Friends Network create opportunities to

  • Match with families to share ideas, issues and common interests
  • Volunteer in their loved one's sport training sessions and competitions
  • Encourage new families and friends of people with intellectual disabilities to join Special Olympics, and
  • Become advocates for the Special Olympics movement

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Do you have spare time and would like to assist in the development of the athletes, we would like to hear from you.

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