Who does SOAR serve?
How do I become a member?
You can become a member by filling out the Membership Application Form along with the member fee, and either printing it and mailing it to: SOAR Fox Cities, 211 E. Franklin St., Suite A, Appleton, WI 54911, dropping it off at the SOAR office, or filling it in and submitting it with your payment on-line. The membership form and fee is good for one calendar year (January through December) and will need to be renewed each year. You can join at any time in the year, but the membership fee is the same. Everyone is welcome to become a member of SOAR.
How do I register and pay for activities?
There are multiple ways to register for activities:
- Fill out the registration form that comes in the SOAR Newsletter each month and mail it in with your payment.
- A Register and Pay for Activities form is available under the Member Info tab on our website. It can be filled in and submitted on-line with your payment. After you complete the registration form on-line, it will prompt you to pay with a credit card or PayPal.
- You may also walk-in, email, fax, or call in to let us know what activity you would you like to sign up for, and to make payment. We accept cash, check, money order, and credit/debit cards.
Do you have to be a member to attend SOAR programs?
Where do SOAR activities and programs take place?
Are the programs and buildings all accessible?
Do you provide transportation to and from SOAR programs?
Note: Please make sure your transportation needs are arranged ahead of time to and from SOAR programs. If a participant does not have transportation set up after a program or activity ends, SOAR staff will need to contact a caregiver/family member and/or local authorities to assist the participant in finding a safe way home. SOAR staff cannot provide rides to participants.
What if I can’t afford the services and programs?
What is SOAR Cash?
Can you offer one-on-one supervision at SOAR programs?
Can you accommodate special dietary needs/restrictions of participants?
Will SOAR staff be able to administer medication to participants?
Does the SOAR staff have training to work with people of differing abilities?
Note: SOAR does not provide medical services or guarantee one-to-one supervision of participants, but caregivers and family members are welcome to accompany participants to activities when needed.
What individuals can SOAR accommodate in activities, programs and services?
Note: SOAR does not provide medical/diagnostic services or guarantee one-to-one supervision of participants, but caregivers and family members are welcome to accompany participants to activities when needed.
My participant has a behavior procedure; will SOAR follow and enforce the same procedure while they are at SOAR programs?
What Special Olympics Sports does SOAR offer and how old do you have to be to participate?
Does SOAR do anything to celebrate birthdays for their members?
Who can become a SOAR volunteer?
If you are at least 16 years of age you can volunteer to help with our programs! Age exceptions can be made for younger volunteers if the parent or guardian of the volunteer is present and able to supervise, and for peer-based programs like TnT, Teen Stop and Kidz Klub.
How do I become a donor or sponsor at SOAR?
We rely on our generous supporters (ordinary heroes) to help fund all our inclusive programming at SOAR. You can donate on our website under the Get Involved – Donate or Sponsor an Event tabs. Contact Ashley Gustafson for more information.