ERIC Number: ED100091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Special Olympics: Special Events Manual.
Heinze, Toni; Cooper, Walter E.
Provided in the manual are organizational guidelines and suggested activities for a Special Evants segment of the Mississippi Special Olympics Program to encourage participation by low motor functioning, multihandicapped, mentally retarded persons. Information is provided concerning objectives, organizational set-up, guidelines, communication schedule, local meet activities, division breakdowns, state meet plans, the role of volunteers, and parallel activities (additional activities held between regularly scheduled events). Described in terms of participants, necessary equipment and materials, special adaptations, and organizational rules are the following recommended events: the dash, wheelchair race, crutch race, crawling races, softball throw, and standing long jump. Also included is a diagram of the lay-out of the field, suggestions for year-round training, and a sample entry form. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Brookhaven Junior Auxiliary, MS.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Coll. of Education and Psychology.