Special Olympics is the leader in cutting-edge research and evaluation to better understand the many challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities and the significant impact of Special Olympics on their lives. Special Olympics’ independent research is also a driving force for realizing improved policies, laws and rights for people with intellectual disabilities around the world.

A Comprehensive National Study of Special Olympics Programs in the United States

Serving Athletes, Families and the Community. The Universal Impact of Special Olympics: Challenging the Barriers for People with Intellectual Disability

Changing Lives Through Sport

The Health and Health Care of People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Positive Contributions of Special Olympics to the Family

Research Bibliography
The Research Bibliography lists citations for all research papers commissioned by Special Olympics and other papers related to intellectual disability.