- Support Programs
- Unified Sports®
Unified Sports® were created and developed to give individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to train and compete in sports activities. To be eligible for participation in Unified Sports®, a competitor must agree to observe and abide by the official AIA Unified Sports® rules. The following Unified Sports® programs are offered to AIA member schools: flag football, basketball, cheer, and track & field. Refer to the Unified Sports® Handbook for full information.
1. To be eligible for participation in AIA Unified Sports®, an outgrowth of Special Olympics, a competitor must agree to observe and abide by the official AIA Unified Sports® rules.
2. AIA Unified Sports® were created and developed to give individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to train and compete in sports activities with non-intellectually disabled partners on a high school level. No person shall, on the grounds of sex, race, religion, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of AIA/Special Olympics Arizona sports.
3. Eligibility for participation in Unified Sports®:
Unified Sports® is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Unified Sports® was developed to provide Special Olympics athletes with the choice of a sports program that brings about meaningful inclusion with their non-disabled peers.
2. Partner Eligibility
Questions regarding the eligibility requirements can be directed to Scott Brown, AIA and Unified Sports® Director at email@example.com or by phone at 602-690-4250.