SO Europe Eurasia Foundation is a not for profit organization that provides year-round public health services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through grass roots sports training ...
SO Europe Eurasia Foundation is a not for profit organization that provides year-round public health services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through grass roots sports training and competition, multi-disciplinary health screening and intervention programs, promoting public health and early childhood development in all 28 EUan Union Member States, serving over 450,000 participating athletes. SO Europe Eurasia Foundation (SOEEF)supports public health activities operating from offices in Dublin, Brussels and Warsaw, and supports the presence of national Special Olympics offices in all 28 Member States, SO cooperate and assist local services, agencies and organisations dedicated to the promotion of physical fitness and mental well being of people with intellectual disabilities and develops activities and programmes across EU and across borders that enables Special Olympics athletes to take a fuller and more active role in their community and society in general.
SOEE plays an active role in supporting the development of 28 National Special Olympics Programmes in EU- assisting them to become better known, better funded and more successful in both expanding and improving physical and mental health through sports opportunities and other initiatives which include
The Healthy Athletes program - multidisciplinary public health screening and intervention program for all participating Special Olympics athletes. Healthy Athletes is designed to improve the athlete`s ability to train and compete, as well as offer positive health outcomes for their daily lives. It has become one of the world`s leaders in offering specialized health training courses on the health status of persons with intellectual disabilities, as well as how to treat this often marginalized population. Healthy Athletes consists of seven disciplinary screening programs, including: vision care, oral health, hearing care, physical therapy, standard sports physicals, podiatric medicine, and nutrition counseling. Special Olympics has the potential to provide a number of health interventions to provide sustained positive impact.