In 2003, csde entered into a formal collaborative relationship with special olympics, inc recognizing the importance of cross-cultural research in mental retardation, dr timothy shriver, ceo and president of special olympics, inc and joanne gora, past-chancellor of umass boston, signed the memorandum of. Special olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for persons with intellectual disability special olympics began there is evidence from medical research that up to 15 percent of individuals with down syndrome have a misalignment of the cervical vertebrae c -1 and in the. In sum, there is a need for further research within the context of sport to understand whether and how a context such as so could foster social inclusion for individuals with an id the focus of this research is special olympics canada (soc) to date no research has examined the role that soc may play in. There is a large body of research regarding motivations for participating in and leaving research questions: 1 what are the characteristics of athletes participating in us special olympics programs 2 what motivates athletes to participate in in addition to their work with special olympics, many coaches are also. Participants in special olympics programmes are healthier and happier according to new research newsresearchers at dublin city university have found that participants in special olympics programmes reported a better quality of life than people wit.
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 the research bibliography lists citations for all research papers commissioned by special olympics and other papers related to intellectual disability. Here are three guiding principles you can use when supporting your mentoring partner. Special olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 57 million athletes and unified sports partners in 172 countries special olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national. The prospect research and data manager oversees research for the development team including planning, implementing and directing a comprehensive program for identifying work with finance department to reconcile gifts and ensure proper gift processing, including acknowledgements, memorial/tribute tracking, etc.
Special olympics research policy papers distill the organization's scientific findings into shorter overviews of topics of particular interest to the movement designed for readers without scientific backgrounds, these papers often draw from multiple sources to explore a issue, rather than just summarize one research study. Overview special olympics connecticut (soct) is working with the university of connecticut center for excellence in developmental disabilities (ucedd) the ucedd is completing this work with soct as part of its federal grant goal to conduct applied research, evaluation, and public policy analyses in areas that will.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that volunteering with special olympics has a positive effect on all groups that work with the organization volunteers report a wide variety of benefits including personal satisfaction, increased tolerance, and re-examination of personal values research indicates that special olympics can have. The material concerning so's new initiatives for this article was acquired from papers and research studies as well as from press, training, and conference materials the official websites of the organization, both worldwide and national, were significant sources of information special olympics coaching. The aim of the special olympics ireland health promotion project was to develop a user friendly health promotion resource pack for people with intellectual disabilities (id.
C n harada and g n siperstein conducted a survey of american special olympic participants and their families in 2009 this research revealed that 48% of these athletes engaged in three hours or more of sporting activities outside the confines of special olympic structures the above evidence seems. For the past 15 years, special olympics' research and evaluation work has focused on a range of topics, including the attitudes the general public has towards people with intellectual disabilities, the perception of their capabilities, barriers to employment and community inclusion, health status and access to quality health.