This database contains articles, books and book chapter published by European researchers from 2011 onwards  relating to sports and people with intellectual disabilities. Details of articles published internationally can be found in this listing compiled by Special Olympics International.

AuthorsTitleYearPublication
Avondroodt, Y. Dr. Recommendations from a Health Perspective: Special Olympics 2014 - PHYSICAL HEALTH AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY2014Presented at The Special Olympics European Summer Games Antwerp 2014 - Scientific Symposium In Search of Innovative Collaboration for better Inclusion Access at http://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/content-pages/so-presentations
Andor, L. Inclusion of People with an Intellectual Disability - a Policy-Making Perspective2014Presented at The Special Olympics European Summer Games Antwerp 2014 - Scientific Symposium In Search of Innovative Collaboration for better Inclusion Access at http://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/content-pages/so-presentations
Baran, F., Aktop, A., ™zer, D., Nalbant, S., A?lamÕ?, E., Barak, S., & Hutzler, Y.
The Effects of a Special Olympics Unified Sports Soccer training program on anthropometry, physical fitness and skilled performance in Special Olympics soccer athletes and non-disabled partners2014Research in Developmental Disabilities Volume 34, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 695?709
Bota, A. and Toedorescu, S. Teaching and Coaching Young People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Challenge for Mainstream Specialists2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 89 - 105
Catona, S., Chadwickb, D., Chapmanc, M., Turnbull, S., Mitchella, D. & Stansfielda, J. Healthy lifestyles for adults with intellectual disability: Knowledge, barriers, and facilitators2012Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Volume 37, Issue 3, 2012 pp. 248-259
Crawford, S., O'Reilly, R. & Flanagan, N.Examining Current Provision, Practice And Experience Of Initial Teacher Training Providers In Ireland Preparing Pre Service Teachers For The Inclusion Of Students With Special Education Needs In Physical Education Classes' 2012European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 5 (2) :23-44.
Crawfors, S. Addressing Adapted Physical Activity Interventions for Children and Adults with Autism.2013Dept of health, Ireland: Health Action Zone, HSE, Dept of Health & Children
Crawford, S.Autism and Physical Activity: What every parent needs to know.2013Dept of Health and Skills, Ireland: Health, Action Zone, HSE, Dept of Health & Children, Ireland
Darcy, & S. Dowseb, L.In search of a level playing field ? the constraints and benefits of sport participation for people with intellectual disability2013Disability & Society Volume 28, Issue 3, 2013
Demeulemeester, D. Innovation & Creativity Through Collaborating with people with an intellectual disability2014Presented at The Special Olympics European Summer Games Antwerp 2014 - Scientific Symposium In Search of Innovative Collaboration for better Inclusion Access at http://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/content-pages/so-presentations
Devlieger, P.Can Disability be Fluid? Ethnography, Sports and the Making of ?Part of the Game?.2011Ethnographica Journal on Disability and Culture 1:104-110
Dowling, S., Menke, S., McConkey, R. and Hassan, D. Sport and disability: the Special Olympics Youth Unified Sports Programme2013Hassan, D. & Lusted, J. (Eds.) (2013) Managing Sport Social and Cultural Perspectives (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 108 ? 127.
Dowling, S., Menke, S., McConkey, R. & Hassan, D.Sport and Disability: The Special Olympics Youth Unified Sports© Programme2013Managing Sport Social and Cultural Perspectives. Routledge, London, pp. 108-127. ISBN 978-0-415-57216
Dowling, S., Menke, S., McConkey, R. & Hassan, DSpecial Olympics Athletes and the World Games Experience2012EUCAPA Conference, Kilarney, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. Institute of Technology, Tralee. 60 pp. Aceess at http://eprints.ulster.ac.uk/24326/
Dowling, S., Hassan, D. and McConkey, R.Understanding sport and intellectual disability: an introduction2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 1 - 10
Dowling, S., Hassan, D. and McConkey, R.An Evaluation of Special Olympics Pilot Implementation of Project Unify in Five Countries.20136th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain. ICERI2013. Access at http://eprints.ulster.ac.uk/26579/
Dowling, S. & Hassan, D. Youth Unified Sports Europe Eurasia2012Special Olympics Germany Annual Conference, Munich, Germany. SO Germany
Dowling, S. Sport and intellectual disability: benefits, barriers and bridges2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 34 - 51
Dowling, S., Hassan, D. and McConkey, R.Sport as a vechicle for change in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 251 - 258
Eminovic, F.Motor learning and exercise adaptions2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 195 - 209
Ferrara K., Burns J, & Mills HPublic attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities after viewing olympic or paralympic performance2015Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 2015 Jan;32(1):19-33
Fitzgeralda, H.& Stridea, A.Stories about Physical Education from Young People with Disabilities2012International Journal of Disability, Development and Education Volume 59, Issue 3, 2012 pp283-293
Francov , L., V lkov , H., & ?inkovskì, R.Comparison of training and competition opportunities in leisure time among people with intellectual disabilities in selected European countries2013Journal of Sports Science Med. 2 (2), 15?20.
Grandisson, M., T‚treault, S. and Freeman, A. REnabling Integration in Sports for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities2012Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 25: 217?230.
Hey, C., Fessler, S., Hafner, N., Lange, B. P., Euler, H. A. and Neumann, K. High Prevalence of Hearing Loss at the Special Olympics: Is This Representative of People with Intellectual Disability?2014Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27: 125?133.
Hassan, D., Dowling, S., McConkey, R. & Menke, S. The inclusion of people with intellectual disability in sport: Lessons from the Youth Unified Sports programme of Special Olympics2012Sport in Society, 2012 . pp. 1-16
Hassan, D.The Role of Coaches in preparing athletes for the Special Olympics World Games 20112012EUCAPA Conference, Kilarney, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. Institute of Technology, Tralee. 60 pp. Access at http://eprints.ulster.ac.uk/24327/
Hassan, D.Coaching athletes with Intellectual Disabilities: Lessons from Special Olympics World Games 201120126th Conference for Youth Sport, Bled, Slovenia. University of Ljubljana Access at http://www.youthsport.si/
Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R.An Evaluation of the Special Olympics Project "UNIFY" IN FOUR EUROPEAN COUNTRIES20146th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain. ICERI2013. 10 pp 66 Access at http://eprints.ulster.ac.uk/26579/
Hassan, D. & Lynch, R. Reflections on Coaching Athletes with disabilities2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp 69 - 84
H‚as, S.
Do sports always discriminate people living with disabilities?2012ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research / Revue Europ‚enne de Recherche sur le Handicap Volume 6, Issue 1, January?March 2012, Pages 57?66
Hirokazu, A.Relationships between Self-efficacy and Collective Efficacy at the Family/Community Level and Mental Health among Families of Special Olympics Athletes2014International Journal of Sport & Health Science 2014, Vol. 12, p11
Hutzlera, Y.,Oza, M. & Barak, S.
Goal perspectives and sport participation motivation of Special Olympians and typically developing athletes2013Research in Developmental Disabilities Volume 34, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 2149?2160
Hutzler, Y. and Oz. M. Special Olympics athletes' perspectives on their motivation to participate in sports2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 106 - 120
Cuesta-Vargas, A.,I.,Solera-Mart¡nez, M., Ortega, F,.B. & Martinez-Vizcaino,V.


A confirmatory factor analysis of the fitness of adults with intellectual disabilities2013Disability and Rehabilitation March 2013, Vol. 35, No. 5 , Pages 375-381


Inal Serap, H., Subasi, F. and Taracki, T.Athletes with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and associated problems: health promotion and enhancement strategies2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 121 - 137
Ispas, C.The Role of the Community For Better Inclusion: The case of Special Olympics Romania2014Presented at The Special Olympics European Summer Games Antwerp 2014 - Scientific Symposium In Search of Innovative Collaboration for better Inclusion Access at http://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/content-pages/so-presentations
Knoll, M. & Fediuk, F.Physical activity and sport by people with an intellectual disability in Germany - An overview2014 International Journal of Physical Education 2014 1st Quarter, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p29
Leroy. R., Declerck, D. & Marks, L. The Oral health Status of Special Olympics Athletes in Belgium2012Community Dental Health [2012, 29(1):68-73]
Marks, A., M., L. ProfessorSpecial Olympics Healthy Athletes Facts and figures2014Presented at The Special Olympics European Summer Games Antwerp 2014 - Scientific Symposium In Search of Innovative Collaboration for better Inclusion
MacDonald., J., D and Beck, K.Creating a positive experience for athletes with intellectual disabilities2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 62 - 68
Menke, S. & Hassan, D.Special Olympics Youth Unified Sports20126th Conference for Youth Sport, Bled, Slovenia. University of Ljubljana. Access at http://eprints.ulster.ac.uk/24320/
Montesano, P. Improvement of the coordination skills in disabled athletes Special Olympics2013Journal of Physical Education & Sport 2014, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p301 5p
Montesano, P.; Tafuri, D.; Esposito, A.; Gigante, F.; Salanzo, E.; Viscido, G.; Mazzedo, FConditional abilities in young Special Olympics athletes who practice unified football2013Journal of Physical Education & Sport 2013, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p504
Menke, S. and Braycich, J., M. Special Olympics Unified Sports Football: Empowering girls and women on and off the pitch2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 180 - 194
McConkey, R. Inclusion of People with an Intellectual Disability: An Academic Perspective2014Presented at The Special Olympics European Summer Games Antwerp 2014 - Scientific Symposium In Search of Innovative Collaboration for better Inclusion Access at http://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/content-pages/so-presentations
McConkey, R., Dowling, S., Hassan, D. & Menke, S.Promoting social inclusion through Unified Sports for youth with intellectual disabilities: a five-nation study2013Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57 (10). pp. 923-935.
McConkey, R. Changing perspectives on intellectual disability through sport2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 13 - 33
Nankervis, K., Cousins, W., V lkov , H. & MacIntyre.Physical activity, exercise, and sport. 2013Nankervis, K., Cousins, W., V lkov , H. & MacIntyre: Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (McGrawHill/Open University Press: UK), pp. 174-182
Nikolova, M. & Treneva, V.ADAPTED METHODOLOGY FOR BASIC TRAINING IN WATER SPORTS FOR CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES2013Activities in Physical Education & Sport 2013, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p178
Nikopoulos, M. and Skordilis, E.Motor activity training for young people with severe intellectual disabilities2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 163 - 179
™zerb, D., Barana, F., Aktopa, A., Nalbanta, S., A?lamÕ?a, E. & Hutzler, Y.
Effects of a Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer program on psycho-social attributes of youth with and without intellectual disability2012Research in Developmental Disabilities Volume 33, Issue 1, January?February 2012, Pages 229?239
Rintala, P. & Loovis, E.M. Motor skills in Finnish children with intellectual disabilities.2013Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2013, 116(1), 294-303
Rowe, F., N. Sporting capital: a theoretical and empirical analysis of sport participation determinants and its application to sports development policy and practice2014International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
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Smith, A. Safeguarding the welfare of disabled people in sport: some policy issues and considerations2015Lang, M & Hartell, M. Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice (Routledge: Oxon) pp153-162
Special Olympics Ireland & The Health Services ExecutiveThe Development and Evaluation of a Health Promotion Programme for People with Intellectual Disabilities2013Special Olympics Ireland & Health Services Executive
Stavroula S. and
Chatzigianni, E

Europeanizing the Social Aspects of the Greek Sport Policy2012Journal of Sport & Social Issues, May 2012; vol. 36, 2: pp. 195-222
Taylor, R., D.Issues, effects and cirriculum design in dance pedegogy with and for young people with intellectual disabilities2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 210 - 234
Thomas, N. & Guett, MFragmented, complex and cumbersome: a study of disability sport policy and provision in Europe2014International Journal of Sport Policy and PoliticsVolume 6, Issue 3, September 2014, pages 389-406
Tindall, D., & Enright, E.Rethinking teacher knowledge in physical education: What do physical education teachers need to know2012Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (McGraw Hill/Open University Press: United Kingdom), pp. 174-182 http://www.ul.ie/pess/research/research-publications/physical-activity-health#sthash.mqaKpn2s.dpuf
Tindall, D.Creating disability awareness through sport: exploring the participation, attitudes and perceptions of post-primary female students in Ireland http://www.ul.ie/pess/research/research-publications/sport-pedagogy#sthash.dgFu0atA.dpuf2013Irish Educational Studies, 32 (4):457-475
Valkova, H.A detailed consideration of the effectiveness of "Maximum Effort Rule" in the Special Olympics2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 235 - 248
VAN BIESEN, D., MACTAVISH, J., J . & VANLANDEWIJCK, Y,.C.COMPARING TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY OF ELITE TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY: SIMULATION TESTING VERSUS GAME PLAY.2014Perceptual & Motor Skills Apr2014, Vol. 118 Issue 2, p608
Valkiva, H.Lifestyle Habits of Czech Elderly Special Olympic Athletes2014D. Hellserstein, A. Dunsky, Y. NHutzler (Eds.) Exercise and Sport Sciences. Book of Abstracts from the 3rd Wingate Congress. P. 146. (Wingate College: Israel)
Valkova, H.Special Olympic Healthy Athlete program: concept and relation with HBSC2014Acta Gymnica UPOL, 43, Supl.1. 46
Vickerman, P.Including children with special educational needs in physical education: has entitlement and accessibility been realised?2012Disability & Society Volume 27, Issue 2, 2012
Watson, N., J. & Parker, A.Sports and Christianity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives2014Routledge: Abingdon
Wedgewood, N. Hahn versus Guttmann: revisiting ?Sports and the Political Movement of Disabled Persons?2013Disability & Society Volume 29, Issue 1, 2014 pp129-142
Wheeler, C., P., Williamson, T., Stephens, C. & Ferguson, M.
A report of the medical team activity at the 2009 Special Olympics GB2011British Journal Sports Medicince 2012 pp143-149
Williams, J. & Carter, N. ?Offering something back to society?? Learning disability, ethnicity and sporting legacy: hosting the Special Olympics GB Summer Games in Leicester, 20092014British Journal of Learning Disabilities Volume 42, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages: 214?220
Wilski, M., Nadolska, A., Dowling, S., McConkey, R.& Hassan, D.Personal development of participants in Special Olympics unified sports teams.2012Human Movement, 13 (3). pp. 271-279
Wilski, M. and Nadolska, A. The role of family support in enhancing sport activities for children with intellectual disabilities2014Hassan, D., Dowling, S. & McConkey, R. (Eds) Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability (Routledge: Oxon), pp. 138 - 158
World Special Olympics2013 Reach Project: 4.4 million athletes 81,129 competitions 222 every day 9 every hour2013World Special Olympics Publication avalailable at http://www.specialolympics.org/Common/Reach_Report.aspx