Special Sports, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We provide adaptive sports programs in Northeast Ohio for children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities. Sports camps offered include basketball, football and soccer. Our goal is to provide programs year-round to help our athletes stay healthy and lead active lifestyles while encouraging peer interactions and social opportunities.
Special Sports was founded in 2011 by Mindy and Tony Bakos. Mindy and Tony have a 10-year-old Autistic child and found that adaptive sports programs in their area are scarce, so they decided to start their own programs.