In December 2014, Special Olympics Inc. released a new Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition Policy. Each U.S. Program is required to incorporate the new training into its regular screening of Class A volunteers. All Class A volunteers aged 16 and older are required to complete the training. Effective immediately, all new Class A volunteers and all renewing Class A volunteers must complete both the Protective Behaviors and Concussion Awareness trainings. All currently approved Class A volunteers have until December 2015 to complete the training and Special Olympics Illinois is requesting that this group please wait until after March 2015 to complete the training.
Click here for the Policy and FAQ document, plus specific details about the new policy, how to access both trainings online, additional agency record keeping requirements and a list of frequently asked questions related to the new training requirement.