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Special Education

Learning Opportunities

Unified Sports


  • Project Unify: Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) has been the driving force behind the development of its Unified Sports model.  The three Core Components of Project UNIFY are: 1) Inclusive Sports providing students with and without intellectual disabilities opportunities to participate in sports activities alongside one another (their peers) 2) Youth Leadership & Advocacy where students of all abilities are given opportunities to take on leadership roles to promote inclusive activities in their school and community and 3) Whole-School Engagement where all student in school participate and are exposed to messages and experiences of authentic inclusion through sustained school-wide education and activities.
    *Project UNIFY Toolkit Factsheet Page 1


Office of Special Education Programs
P.O. Box 500