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Distinguish how Special Olympics is interesting from different games associations. ... Extraordinary Olympics is more comparable than unique in relation to different games associations. ...
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Mentors Education General Orientation Online Course Please utilize this archive when taking the General Orientation test on our Web webpage.

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Objectives and Competencies Describe Special Olympics mission & logic. Quickly portray the historical backdrop of Special Olympics. Compress the fundamental hierarchical structure of Special Olympics – grassroots to home office. Recognize qualification necessities and access into Special Olympics. Portray what open doors in Special Olympics are accessible to volunteers.

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Objectives and Competencies Identify Special Olympics games and occasions. Recognize how Special Olympics is remarkable from different games associations. Depict Special Olympics rules, capacity gathering, legit exertion, and divisioning. Depict accessible Special Olympics program offerings, difficulties, and advantages to competitors. List the means taken if suspect a competitor is being mishandled or disregarded.

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I. Review of the Organization Special Olympics Mission & Philosophy; Vision; Athlete\'s Oath; Coaches Oath Mission: To give year-round games preparing and athletic rivalry in an assortment of Olympic-sort sports for youngsters and grown-ups with scholarly handicaps or firmly related formative incapacities, giving them proceeding with chances to create physical wellness , show strength, experience delight and take an interest in a sharing of endowments, aptitudes and companionship with their families , other Special Olympics competitors and the group . Why is taking after the mission critical? We are authorized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and must take after their rules (they are our NGB) Only 3 gatherings were endorsed to utilize "Olympics" Jr. Olympics Paralympics Special Olympics Senior Games attempted yet was denied

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I. Diagram of the Organization Special Olympics Mission & Philosophy; Vision; Athlete\'s Oath; Coaches Oath Philosophy: Special Olympics is established on the conviction that individuals with scholarly incapacities can, with legitimate guideline and consolation, learn, appreciate and advantage from investment in individual and group activities. Uncommon Olympics trusts that reliable preparing is crucial to the advancement of games aptitudes, and that opposition among those of equivalent capacities is the most proper method for testing these abilities, measuring progress and giving motivating forces to self-improvement. Uncommon Olympics trusts that through games preparing and rivalry, individuals with scholarly handicaps advantage physically, rationally, socially and profoundly; families are reinforced; and the group everywhere, both through support and perception, is joined in comprehension individuals with scholarly inabilities in a situation of equity, appreciation and acknowledgment.

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I. Outline of the Organization Special Olympics Mission & Philosophy; Vision; Athlete\'s Oath; Coaches Oath Vision: The vision of Special Olympics is to bring Special Olympics competitors into the bigger society under conditions whereby they are acknowledged, regarded and allowed to end up valuable and gainful nationals. Competitor\'s Oath: "Let me win, yet in the event that I can\'t win, let me be bold in the endeavor." Coaches Oath: "In the name of all mentors, we might take after composed and verbal directions of Special Olympics authorities at all times, have our competitors at the suitable occasions and exercises at the best possible time and maintain the principles and strategies, in the soul of sportsmanship."

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I. Outline of the Organization History Created by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968 First International Games held in July 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago with 1,000 competitors with scholarly incapacities from 26 U.S. states and Canada contending in games, floor hockey and aquatics. In 1971 the US Olympic Committee gave Special Olympics official endorsement to utilize the name "Olympics", one of just three worldwide associations. (Junior Olympics, Paralympics, thus).

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I. Review of the Organization History SONC was sanctioned in 1971 SONC is: One of the biggest volunteer driven games associations in the state The main project in size in North America and the 5 th biggest on the planet. 31,000 volunteers 38,670 competitors SONC offers more athletic preparing and rivalry to its competitors than whatever other association.

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I. Outline of the Organization Structure Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI) The world representing group of Special Olympics Based in Washington, DC staffed by roughly 100 people Responsible for certifying Programs overall Special Olympics North America (SONA) Oversees the administration of every single National Game and drilling training Provides backing and joint effort in the advancement of materials, meetings, and provincial teacher preparing workshops Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Oversees the administration of all North Carolina programs

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SONC is separated into 5 territories. Every region has an office in the city recorded. Smoky Mountain Area, Asheville; Area Director – Lorrin Brown Southern Piedmont Area, Charlotte; Area Director – Susan Doggett Northern Piedmont Area, Greensboro; Area Director – Michael Garguilo Capital Coast Area, Morrisville; Area Director – Andy Sumner Coastal Plains Area, Morrisville; Area Director – Lindsay Polaski State Office is in Morrisville (outside of Raleigh)

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I. Diagram of the Organization Structure

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I. Diagram of the Organization Roles for the Special Olympics Volunteer Special Olympics would not exist today — and couldn\'t have been made — without the time, vitality, responsibility and energy of the more than 500,000 Special Olympics volunteers. Volunteers guarantee that each competitor is offered a quality games preparing and rivalry experience. Our volunteer pool is committed and assorted. Volunteers include: metro and brotherly gatherings, secondary school and understudies, novice and expert competitors, sports authorities, mentors, educators, retirees, guardians, and corporate representatives. There are an assortment of imperative volunteer parts, from an escort or chaperone at an occasion to an Area/County/Local Management Team part, to a Games Management Team part, to an individual from the Board of Directors.

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I. Review of the Organization Roles for the Special Olympics Volunteer Volunteers serve as mentors, authorities, recreations chiefs, Local Coordinators, neighborhood preparing executives, sport advancement colleagues, pledge drives, marketing specialists or office support. Relatives of Special Olympics competitors assume a key part: Over 25% ensured Special Olympics mentors are relatives. Relatives give everyday backing through transportation, fortification of mentor\'s directions, administration on nearby subprogram boards of trustees and in numerous different ways. Relatives enlist relatives of new competitors to take part and backing the system.

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I. Outline of the Organization Roles for the Special Olympics Volunteer Training Coaching Public Relations Partners Club Member Fund-raising Unified Sports™ Partner Management Team (Area/County & State) Games Mgmt Team (County, Area & State) Officiating State Board Member Chaperoning Event Volunteer Office Support Medical Support Recruiting Athletes, Families & Volunteers

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I. Diagram of the Organization Roles for the Special Olympics Volunteer Athletes can likewise volunteer for a wide assortment of things inside the neighborhood and state structure. SONC has competitors serving: On the State Board of Directors On groups as aide mentors As Global Messengers On the Athlete Development Advisory Group On neighborhood program Steering Committees

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II. Uncommon Olympics Participants Traditional Eligibility 8 years of age or more established Identified as having scholarly incapacities by an office or expert Have a firmly related formative inability Athlete Participation Form on record with the state office

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II. Unique Olympics Participants Traditional Eligibility Person: 8 years old or more seasoned? YES NO Identified by school or other human administrations office as having a scholarly handicap ? Not Eligible for Special Olympics Identified by school or other human administrations organization as having firmly related formative incapacity with useful confinements in both general learning & versatile abilities? YES NO Eligible for Special Olympics YES Functional confinements are not exclusively due to : physical incapacities, enthusiastic unsettling influences, conduct issue, particular learning handicaps, visual debilitations, or tactile inabilities? NO YES Eligible for Special Olympics Not Eligible for Special Olympics

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II. Uncommon Olympics Participants Traditional Eligibility Special Olympics preparing and rivalry is interested in each individual who: Has been recognized by an organization or expert as having scholarly inabilities, or Has an intellectual postponement, as controlled by institutionalized measures, or Has a firmly related formative incapacity, which implies having utilitarian restrictions in both general learning and in versatile aptitudes, (for example, in diversion, work, autonomous living, self-heading, or self-care). People whose useful impediments are construct exclusively in light of physical, behavioral, or enthusiastic handicap or a particular learning or tactile inability are not qualified to take an interest as Special Olympics competitors. In any case, these people might be qualified to be Special Olympics Unified Sports  Partners.

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II. Extraordinary Olympics Participants Traditional Eligibility Training and rivalry is interested in all people with scholarly handicap, a psychological postponement or a firmly related formative inability who meet the age necessities paying little mind to how mellow or extreme the individual\'s incapacity , and regardless of whether that individual additionally has other mental or physical handicaps. N

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