Yes, both youth and adults have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics State competition three (3) times a year. We choose Special Olympics athletes from our classes who meet specific criteria.
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Complete After school, Afterwork, or online at www.savannahga.gov/therapeuticsapplication, or you may request to receive your application via email or complete it in person at John S. Delaware Center at 1815 Lincoln St. (35th and Lincoln).
Youth must be in the 3rd grade or 9years old to participate in the after-school program. Adults must be 22 years old or older to participate in the Afterwork program.
Yes, you much reapply each quarter for the new session. No one is guaranteed a spot because they were in the program before. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline. Applications must be filled out clearly and completely, or you will be placed on the waiting list.
We provide activities to go with the season.
A designated location will be assigned on the confirmation letter once your child has been accepted into the program. Participants must be picked up on time or dropped from the program after two late pick-ups.
We do not require medical documentation to verify a challenging condition. However, Special Olympics requires a physical (one a year) and a registration form (one time) for the Special Olympics participation.
Youth programming is from 3 pm – 6 pm. Adult afterwork programming is from 3:30 pm – 6 pm. However, program times and locations are subject to change each quarter/session.
Youth participants enrolled in school (within Savannah city limits) may be transported from school to the program site by a city vehicle. Parents or guardians must contact the school to authorize the release of their child to us. Transportation is limited; therefore, the minimum pick-up is two students per school. Therapeutic Staff can pick up adult participants from the EmployAbility Center; a large percentage of the participants work there and participate in the program. However, we will explore more options at other worksites if enough participants are picked up within the city limits. Parents/Guardians/caregivers may also transport participants to and from our programs.