Host a Healthy Athletes screening in your Community

Host a Healthy Athletes screening in your Community

Healthy Athletes (HA) is a health screening and education program designed to address the unmet health needs of people with Intellectual Disabilities. HA screenings are overseen by trained healthcare providers and are offered in six different medical disciplines. The events bring together local students, medical professionals and general volunteers who are passionate about providing healthcare to people with IDs.

Hosting a Healthy Athletes event in your community is FREE and is a great way to ensure that athletes are able to address their individual health needs, learn the skills to improve their health as well as foster positive relationships healthcare providers.


What you need to host a Healthy Athletes screening:

• A local sporting event or non-sport related athlete event (70 or more participants)
• At least 65 days’ notice before the scheduled event
• 2-4 rooms/spaces in close proximity to the playing field, gym or event space
• Access to tables and chairs (not mandatory)
• Scheduled breaks for the athletes to attend the Healthy Athletes screening
• Pre-event distribution of the Healthy Athletes Consent Form

Please contact Karla Williams karlaw@specialolympicsontario.com with any questions.