myTEAM TRIUMPH creates a teamwork approach of endurance athletics, provides specialized race equipment, facilitates training runs and lends race day support so people of all abilities can come together as a team in endurance events.
Running program designed to enrich the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities.
RHYTHM WORKS Integrative Dance is a specialized, but inclusive, dance class for people with individual learning differences and other special needs. The program is based on the Hip Hop Made Easy Program.
Janesville, WI 53545
Staff, local programs and volunteers work together to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, free health screenings, unified experiences and community events to support child and adults with intellectual disabilities (ID).
Madison, WI 53718
Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from all around the world, with more than 9,000 in Wisconsin. They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our global community. They're also having lots of fun!
Everybody is different. Special Olympics is for people who are different because they learn new skills slowly. They are different in other ways as well. They have an intellectual disability, or ID. Intellectual disabilities happen in all cultures, races and countries. The goal of Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is to reach out to the more than 145,000 people in the state with ID. Our 9,000+ SOWI athletes—ages 8 years old and up—come from all regions of the state. We also have a Young Athletes program for children ages 2 to 10. At any age and in every county, our athletes are learning new skills, making new friends and gaining in fitness and confidence.
Special Olympics Wisconsin trainings and competitions happen 365 days a year. We offer 19 Olympic-style winter, spring, summer and fall sports. All sports are coached by certified volunteer coaches. Many athletes start in one sport, then go on to try others.
There is no upper age limit, and in fact, the average age of an athlete is 33. So whatever your age or skill level, Special Olympics has something for you.
Madison, WI 53718
Superhero Martial Arts's (SMA) adaptive martial arts program, led by Master Martial Arts Instructor Brandon Tracy, is committed to the emotional and physical development and well-being of every student. SMA teaches private classes focused on concept development and application using martial arts to introduce life-skill concepts such as Self-Control, Self-Discipline, Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation, Focus and Confidence. SMA also hosts monthly small group social-skill building classes providing opportunities for life skill applications in social settings. Private training curriculum is always customized to your child’s individual needs. Call 1 (608) 571-6857 to arrange your free "Meet & Greet" with SMA Master Instructor Brandon Tracy!
SwimWest Swim School is a Year-Round, Child-Friendly Aquatic Safety Program in the Madison and Fitchburg area. The water is 90 degrees and our tropical air is 92 degrees to keep our swimmers warm in and out of the water. For over 32 years, our local, family-owned, and operated business has provided a top-quality, internationally recognized, Learn-to-Swim Program to thousands of children and adult swimmers. Our swim lessons build confidence, teach water safety skills, and allow children to build physical, social, and mental benefits for a lifetime of fun.
WMLL is proud to offer baseball for boys & girls with physical & mental disabilities through our Challenger League program. Launched in 2009, our Challenger League offers an authentic Little League experience in an athletic environment structured to the ability of each player.
Eligibility: Any disabled boy or girl aged 7 to 18 years old living in Dane County is eligible to play.
Games run for 1.5 hours & usually allow for three complete innings of play.
No score is kept.
Each player takes a position on the field & bats every inning.
A half-inning is over when all the players on a team have batted.
Batters can choose to be pitched to by a coach or hit off a tee. There are no strikeouts.
Players in the field attempt to make outs, but even if they do, the batter stays on base as a baserunner.
“Buddies”: Every Challenger League player is paired with an able-bodied buddy, usually WMLL baseball & softball players. Buddies provide encouragement & assistance as needed on the field, at bat & in the dugout. The use of volunteer buddies allows the parents of Challenger League players to sit in the stands, watch the game and cheer on the players.