HTA helps organize the annual Special Olympics Area Tournament, held every April at MacGregor Park. Participants from the Area Tournament are then allowed to compete in the State Special Olympics Tournament held at the University of Texas at Arlington in May. In addition, the athletes can apply to compete at the annual National Games and the World Games held every four years.
According to the Special Olympics Website, an intellectual disability "...is a term used when a person has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and skills, including communication, social and self-care skills. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently than a typically developing child. Intellectual disability can happen any time before a child turns 18 years old, even before birth."
If you would like to get involved as a Special Olympics athlete or as a coach, please go to the Special Olympics Texas website at www.sotx.org.