The Family Support Network connects Special Olympics families with new families of an individual with intellectual disabilities and provides support and information in a critical time of need.
The Family Support Network creates opportunities for family members to:
- Become advocates for the Special Olympics movement;
- Match families to share ideas, issues and common interests;
- Volunteer in their loved one’s athletic training; and
- Encourage new families to join Special Olympics.
Thanks to the support of Kim Samuel and the Samuel Family Foundation, Special Olympics is able to offer grants to support the development of Family Support Networks and Family Support Network events.