Special Olympics

Beyond the Game: IPSD Special Olympics

Special Olympics Documents and Info


Current Schools with SO Programs

  • Waubonsie Valley HS
    (first school with a program: 1987): Website
  • Neuqua Valley HS (since 1997)
  • Metea Valley HS (since 2009)
  • Alumni – STEPS program
  • Alumni (since 2009)
  • Scullen/ Crone MS
  • Granger/Hill MS
  • Still /Gregory MS
  • Fischer
  • McCarty Young Athletes (since 2011)


Going for Gold Every Day

  • 1995 Yale Study showed measurable success of SO athletes in job market and independent living skills over peers not involved in a program.


Competition on the Sports Field = Competitiveness in Life's Challenges

  • The more students we can get involved in Special Olympics, the more students we are helping to be more prepared for life after the age of 22.


Athlete Leadership

  • Athletes on a D204 SO leadership committee
  • Athletes trained as Global Messengers will speak at: Elementary and Middle Schools with their letterman jackets, showing what they have accomplished, PTA, Board, Athletic Directors, faculty meetings, and other community speaking engagements.



�2007 Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204, serving Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook, & Plainfield, IL.