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The Games in Abu Dhabi will be the world's largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019. The Board unanimously voted to award the World Games to Abu Dhabi based on a comprehensive bid proposal, a site visit by a Board Committee, and the country's vision to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
That vision begins with the United Arab Emirates and extends to their region and the world. The UAE is close to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, so the Games are expected to have a very broad benefit.
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Stephanie L Dougherty
Just like the R word Or N word the word Midget is offensive to Dwarfs or Little People. I try to educate parents through the children. The phrase sticks and stones is now incorrect.
My best friend, Elizabeth had down syndrome she was so very pretty, you would never had guessed she had it. She had told me one day during lunch. She died 2 years later which was february 10 i am now in the 7th grade ill never forget Elizabeth Johansen.
I was born with Down syndrome and I have been in basketball for 10 years and no one said a bad word to me before. I don't like people being mean to me . I don't like that ! 😰
I am in middle school. I had the fortune to be a peer helper and work with the special education kids. They are so sweet and kind and taght me many things. I have my school signed up and in the spring, I will be spreading the word at my middle school.