Special Olympics Singapore

Special Olympics Singapore is part of an international organisation dedicated to empowering persons with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society, through sports training and athletic competition. It was first set up in Singapore in April 1983 as an adjunct committee of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and the Association for Educationally Sub-Normal Children now known as Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). Subsequently it was officially registered as an independent voluntary welfare organisation with the Registrar of Societies on 15 January 1991 and as a charity with the Commissioner of Charities on 22 February 1994.