The organization of leisure in advantage of socialization and non exclusion for people with special needs is a factor with significant effects in modern society. The sample in this study consists of the educational organizations: a) Company of Spastic of Northern Greece, b) Action for something else, c) Eagles of Thessaloniki, d) SNAP-Special needs athletic programs, e) Exceptional kids’ athletics, f) All play Home. As method was chosen swot analysis in order to investigate the significance of the following factors on the impact of participation of people with special needs in athletic activities: a) strategic planning, b) human resources, c) public relations, d) adapted equipment, e) cooperation with other organizations. The results of the study supported that A) when strategic planning includes the participation of people with special needs in activities, all the departments of the organization will work with this view and certainly reinforce it. B) Volunteering is a significant sector reinforcing human resources. For its development good administrative skills are needed. C) Public relations aims at financial improvement, promotion of the work of each organization and exercising influence depending on the objectives. D) Adapted equipment is necessary in some cases. On the rest cases, it just enforces the sense of acceptance of disabilities, strengthening the participation of the most skeptical disable people. E) Cooperation with other organizations can help in solving problems as much as in satisfaction of mutual interests. The results of the study show a need for better organization on leisure sector compared to athletics, better organizing of volunteers to create stronger relations and finally a need for more promotion and information regarding the available actions.
recreation, people with special needs, quality of life