About Us

Youth for Inclusion

Youth for Inclusion brings together youth with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) from across the Asia Pacific region to share perspectives, learn from each other and, advocate for inclusion within their communities.
Powered by Special Olympics Asia Pacific, the platform hosts resources and best practices from youth across our region that serve to educate, inspire and empower youth with and without IDD to lead to include.

Special Olympics Asia Pacific

Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 6 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in more than 190 countries.
In the Asia Pacific region, Special Olympics has touched the lives of more than 2.1 million athletes with intellectual disabilities across 35 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics, as a global movement, delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions throughout the year.

Meet our team

Lynn Tan

Director, Initiatives

Pam Rolink

Manager, Youth Initiatives

Hanako Sawayama

Administrative Coordinator, Initiatives
We work closely with our Regional Athlete and Youth Leadership Councils.

Click here to learn more about the Regional Athlete Leadership Council (RALC) members.

Click here to learn more about the Regional Youth Leadership Council (RYLC) members.