Sports and Movement
For children and adolescents with social deficits, opportunities for community and school sports may not exist. CCDE recognizes the importance for children and adolescents to participate in activities that promote healthy lifestyles and provide social opportunities with peers.
CCDE and OA provide two or three Special Olympic sports options throughout the year. Special Olympics is an organization promoting the participation of individuals with disabilities in organized sport activities. As Mr. Mark, our high school physical education teacher states, “Teens on our Special Olympic teams have increased their confidence and learned many lifelong values through this experience. Many of them have accomplished much more than they ever thought possible and have endured the pain of losing; but also the ever sweet joys of winning. Above all, the opportunity to be on a sports team and the friendships they made, are the greatest benefits of this program for our teens.”
- Track and Field
- Soccer : Although part of the Special Olympic program, soccer is organized as a unified team, This is a team that integrates teens with ASD and typically developing peers.
- Fitness Club: This activity introduces students to basic fitness and exercise routines.
- Multi-sports Club: Students who participate in this club will be introduced to the rules and skills needed to play a variety of sports.