Family Programs

Families are the #1 fans of our Special Olympics athletes. They give the type of love, support and encouragement that no one else can. Special Olympics is a support network that brings families together in a caring, positive way -- and that makes the cheers for our athletes even louder.  Families can also get involved in many other ways. 

 Ways to get involved:

Resources for Families


Exceptional Lives Louisiana  is a free online resource for families who have a loved one with a disability. The platform consists of personalized, step-by-step Guides on how to navigate disability-related processes such as special education, health insurance and filing for Supplemental Security Income -- PLUS a comprehensive Resource Directory of disability-related services. You can search by zip code, child’s age, and services they need. Exceptional Lives also provides support for families through a phone helpline and e-mail. They recently launched 11 how-to Guides and a robust Resource Directory for the entire state of Louisiana.  Visit la.exceptionallives.org to learn more!

A Big Thanks To Our Partners!

How to Become a Partner
  • 1000 East Morris Avenue
  • Hammond, LA 70403
  • Phone: (985) 345-6644
  • Toll Free: (800) 345-6644 (in Louisiana)
  • Fax: (985) 345-6649
  • Email: laso@laso.org