Section V: Motor Activity Training Program Activities
The activities presented in this manual are based on Special Olympics events for lower ability athletes. While Motor Activity Training Program athletes have not gained the skills needed to compete in Special Olympic Events for lower ability athletes, this program provides them an opportunity to perform their personal best, without comparison to other athletes. Motor Activity Training Program activities allow the athletes to develop the skills needed to move toward independent participation. With proper training and encouragement, some of these athletes may eventually develop skills that will allow them to qualify for participation in Official Special Olympics events designed for athletes with lower abilities.