Inclusive sport in schools

Making sport and physical activity accessible for all

The Inclusive Sport in Schools program improves the health and wellbeing outcomes of students with an intellectual disability and autism through the delivery of inclusive sport and physical activity in a school setting.

The program increases the skills of teachers, coaches, and volunteers to provide better programs for students, underpinned by the principles of physical literacy, creating meaningful experiences that demystify intellectual disability and promote lifelong participation in sport and physical activity.


Inclusive Sport in Schools aims to connect schools with the Special Olympics movement in Australia and ensure that:

  • More students are active every day
  • More students are developing their physical literacy 
  • Teachers are more confident delivering sport and physical activity 
  • Sport and Physical Education lessons are more inclusive and of a higher quality 
  • Strong relationships are built with community coaches 
  • Strong links are built with community sports clubs and providers