GISD Special Olympics

The Garland ISD Special Olympics program will provide students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to participate as independently as possible in lifetime recreational and leisure activities. 

Athletes will be provided opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities, interscholastic teams and individual competitions.  Additionally, athletes will acquire basic athletic skills, appropriate social behavioral skills, and functional knowledge of competition and participation in rules to enable them to successfully participate in regulation or modified games and competitions.

37th Annual Event

Relive all the action with this highlight video from the 2014 event.

According to the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, an individual has intellectual disability if he or she meets three criteria;

  1. IQ is below 70-75
  2. There are significant limitations in two or more adaptive areas (skills that are needed to live, work, and play in the community, such as communication or self-care)
  3. The condition manifests itself before the age of 18

For more information visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

38th Annual
GISD Special Olympics

Friday, May 1
10 a.m.
Williams Stadium 
The rain date is Friday, May 8.