Special Olympics


Become the leader for Special Olympics in Andhra Pradesh by empowering differently abled youth through the medium of sport, to allow them to enjoy their childhood, learn lifelong skills and lead better lives.

The Special Olympics program at ASA caters to a total of 70 (34 girls and 36 boys) children through its Bathalapalli Centre.

Bathalapalli Centre

Bathalapalli centre is a fully residential program where all 70 children are provided with the necessary support for their development. The program offers the sports training by qualified coaches, education and vocational training program, as well as a nutrition program, incorporating all three daily meals. The centre has quality infrastructure to support the athletes’ holistic development, including:

  • Football ground
  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball court
  • Handball ground
  • Badminton court (indoor)
  • Table Tennis (indoor)
  • Gym (Power lifting & Weightlifting)

Apart from the physical education, emphasis is also laid on the basic life skills training and specialized education (reading, managing personal finances, local language training, basic math). Youth are also given technical and vocational training (handcraftsmanship, cooking, gardening, carpentry) as part of their daily routine to enhance their chances of        having a better future.