Basketball (Mount Barker - Unified, Term 4)
Special Olympics SA - Basketball Unified Program
Term 4, 2023: 9 Week program
Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities and/or autism on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.
The ultimate outcome for everyone is to enjoy being active – and to stay active for life!
Duration: 60 minutes of game-based activities and instructional learning.
- small-sided games that allow for high involvement
- games with modified rules, area and equipment to promote inclusion and prompt understanding
- Health education and social activities
The types of NDIS goals this program can help a person achieve include:
- Social and Community Participation
- Health and Wellbeing
- Personal Development
About Special Olympics Australia
Special Olympics Australia provides weekly grassroots sporting opportunities, recreational, social and health programs for people with intellectual disability/autism to help them develop physical fitness, build self-esteem, demonstrate courage, and make friends.
With a focus on participation, Special Olympics is a great vehicle for inclusion, social and community participation, health and wellbeing, and personal development outcomes.