On 8 June, a large sport event the Young Athlete of the Special Olympics of Russia for children with intellectual disabilities took place in Chelyabinsk. More than a hundred people participated in the event. The event happened largely thanks to Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region.
Since 2014 Chelyabinsk has been engaged in the programme conducted by the Special Olympics Russia. The programme is designed to better adapt children with intellectual disabilities in society.