As a key health influencer in the areas of health education, services, and delivery, the American Academy of Physical Medcine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is proud to work with Special Olympics to improve education for resident and attending physicians regarding care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). The articles, case studies and educational modules we are developing will increase the number of physicians nationwide who are trained on the healthcare needs of people with ID. AAPM&R will ensure that phsyiatrists are the essential medical experts in value-based evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neuromuscoloskeletal and disabling conditions. Physiatrists are indispensable leaders in directing rehabilitation and recovery, and in preventing injury and disease. Physiatrists are vital in optimizing outcomes and function early and throughout the continuum of patient care.