Students intellectual disabilities are those with significantly sub-average intellectual functioning who also have deficits in adaptive and academic functioning.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is the professional association run for and by professionals who support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AAIDD has been providing leadership in the field of mental retardation since 1876.
Special Olympics is a global organization that serve athletes with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics provides year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give this athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship. Leon County has an active Special Olympics program that includes students and adults. Their website is a great source of information for the local program. Leon County Schools has a liaison with local, regional, and state programs and is actively involved in promoting Special Olympics activities.