The Heated Lions

Special Olympics Athletics

The Heated Lions Mission:

Our mission is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuous opportunities to develop physical fitness., demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.  Long-term, with our endowment, we will house our athletes as adults, train them for the workforce and fulfill their dream to live independently.

Heated Lions recreational teams are part of Inclusion, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping
children and teens with special needs grow and transition into adult lives that include meaningful employment,
exciting recreational opportunities and independence. 

Who We Are:

The Heated Lions is a group of Boston MetroWest-based athletes coming from  surrounding towns. We play basketball from October through April and offer a variety of events throughout the year.  All are welcome. 


The Heated Lions 2017 - 2018 Basketball Season will start on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1 pm at the Rivers School in Weston.

If you've got more pictures of the exciting, just concluded season, and want them posted, send them to the Heated Lions Webmaster

Current Season

Coming Attractions: Ski Trip, Clancy Tournament, Family Night & more...

Check our calendar soon for details.


Why the "R" word hurts: Find out why communities around the world are working to end the use of the R-word.


Rebecca says, "One of the reasons my family and I were drawn to this community is Ricki Robinson. Her son was Sam's best friend in elementary school when we lived in CA. Ricki "has been actively involved in the field of autism since 1990, developing multidisciplinary educational and medical programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and devoting endless hours in education, legislation and research efforts on a national level.  She is a founding board member of Cure Autism Now (now Autism Speaks) and the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL), and currently serves on the Scientific Review Panel of Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism advocacy organization.  Dr. Robinson organized and chaired the first nationally recognized task force to define the standard of care for clinical trials in autism.  The results of this outstanding effort were published in CNS Spectrums (January 2004, Vol. 9, #1).

Ricki just published her book, entitled “Autism Solutions:  How to Create a Healthy and Meaningful Life For Your Child.”  You can read more about it (and order it) here:


Contact Information

Special Thanks

Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers:

Arch Convergence

Dorothy Jenkins

The Lewton Family

The Markowitz Family

Jill and Michael Stansky

And especially to the Rivers School in Weston for the use of their facilities!



As of now practice is happening as normal.

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