2018 Style Guide

The 2018 Special Olympics Style Guide is available. The guide includes new and updated terminology, such as Health Messenger, Athlete Input Council, SO Connect, Local Organizing Committee (replacing GOC), etc.

Using a consistent writing style and form in all Special Olympics communications enhances the clarity and professionalism of our materials.

NOTE: The 2018 Special Olympics Style Guide is designed as a quick reference; it is not meant to be a glossary of every term or program. Instead, the Style Guide focuses on some of the most commonly asked questions, explains correct usage, and points out where Special Olympics style diverges from AP style.

For handy reference, a guide to the Most Common Errors is included.