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Active Start/ FUNdamentals

Designed to help children with an intellectual disability develop basic motor skills and sport skills through fun and positive movement experiences.


Active Start/ FUNdamentals in your community!

Active Start and/or FUNdamentals is available in the following communities. Take a look at their pages to view their schedules and join in the fun!

What is Active Start/ FUNdamentals?

Active Start

Active Start is a family-centered activity program for children with an intellectual disability. The skills learned in this program provide support for everyday activities as well as a base for Special Olympics sports training and competition as athletes grow older.

Age: 2 - 6 years
Objective: Develop play skills through movement and daily physical activity.
Skills: Basic motor skills: walking, running, jumping, balancing, etc.


This program transitions from basic movement skills to basic sport and physical literacy skills while maintaining an atmosphere of fun and meaningful interaction. This program also promotes specific sport education, proper nutrition, and social inclusion through participation in positive sport environment.

Age: 7 - 12 years
Objective: Physical Literacy
Skills: Basic Sport Movement Skills, ex: kicking, throwing, catching, striking, dribbling, etc.