Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who is eligible to participate in CISD Special Olympics Texas?
    To compete in Special Olympics Texas at the local, area competition, and chapter-level competition, an athlete must be 8 years of age. A person must also be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following: 

    • Intellectual disabilities; or
    • Closely related developmental disability, which means having functional limitations in both general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent  living, self-direction, and/or self-care.

    Are individuals with functional limitations based solely on physical, behavioral, emotional, specific learning disability or sensory disabilities eligible to participate?
    No. Only individuals identified with intellectual or closely related developmental disabilities are eligible.

    What is required for an athlete to participate in Special Olympics Texas?
    Each athlete must complete the required forms.