Family Support Network

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Did you know family members of Special Olympics athletes have an important role to play in Special Olympics outreach? Today, thousands of family members of Special Olympics athletes serve as key leaders and sources of support for one another as they attend training, competitions, meetings and other activities together.

The Family Support Network is an organized project whereby Special Olympics Louisiana conducts outreach to families unfamiliar with Special Olympics by developing partnerships with existing community organizations and by training Family Messengers to become leaders and spokespeople for the Special Olympics Louisiana. Family members (Family Messengers) are systematically matched with parents new to Special Olympics who are seeking information and support from a peer.

Family Support Network helps families help each other. With the assistance of similar agencies families have a support system within Special Olympics. Families have the opportunity to mentor, learn and provide resources and emotional support to one another.

The Family Support Network connects Special Olympics families with new families and provides support and information in a critical time of need in the following ways:

  • Provides educational, sports and training workshops
  • Creates opportunities for family members to become advocates for the Special Olympics movement
  • Brings families together to share ideas, issues, and common interests
  • Encourages new families to join Special Olympics
  • Builds strong communities

If you would like to become part of our family network contact us.

Find out about other family opportunities.

Life Lessons from Parents of Kids with Special Needs

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“Moms and dads whose children have special needs can teach all parents a thing or two about priorities and perspective.”

Check out this great article in the October 2016 Issue of Parents Magazine by Julie Lythcott-Haims, 4 Life Lessons From Parents of Kids With Special Needs.

 

Family Support Network

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Did you know family members of Special Olympics athletes have an important role to play in Special Olympics outreach? Today, thousands of family members of Special Olympics athletes serve as key leaders and sources of support for one another as they attend training, competitions, meetings and other activities together.

The Family Support Network is an organized project whereby Special Olympics Louisiana conducts outreach to families unfamiliar with Special Olympics by developing partnerships with existing community organizations and by training Family Messengers to become leaders and spokespeople for the Special Olympics Louisiana. Family members (Family Messengers) are systematically matched with parents new to Special Olympics who are seeking information and support from a peer.

Family Support Network helps families help each other. With the assistance of similar agencies families have a support system within Special Olympics. Families have the opportunity to mentor, learn and provide resources and emotional support to one another.

The Family Support Network connects Special Olympics families with new families and provides support and information in a critical time of need in the following ways:

  • Provides educational, sports and training workshops
  • Creates opportunities for family members to become advocates for the Special Olympics movement
  • Brings families together to share ideas, issues, and common interests
  • Encourages new families to join Special Olympics
  • Builds strong communities

If you would like to become part of our family network contact us.

Find out about other family opportunities.

SOL Bowl

 

On Sunday, June 12th, 2016 Special Olympics Louisiana will be hosting our SOL Bowl event at Colonial Bowling Lanes located at 6601 Jefferson Highway in Harahan, Louisiana. It will be celebrities, you, and your crew bowling on a team together! You and your three closest buds, co-workers, or family members will have DSC00925the opportunity to bowl with local celebrities and show them who the true champion really is. Raffles and auctions will take place with winning items signed by local celebrities, and there also will be tons of great prizes provided by local businesses. SOL Bowl helps change the lives of thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics Louisiana. SOL Bowl will be a day packed with great food, music, and company. We hope to see you and your crew there!

Click here to register now!