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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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Jared Travis Domaschko
I am currently 17 & in high school. For as long as I can remember, I've always been able to tell if someone had a special need, even if it isn't obvious. Ever since I could say "baby doctor", I thought I wanted to be a pediatrician.
my sister in law had seizures and because of them her brain was affected. she had pneumonia and was on a ventilator. I was staying with her when the family doctor came in to talk to us. he used this word and she heard it.
This year Kentucky Wesleyan College's KEA-SP organization has gathered individuals from local disabilities services to represent students and adults with disabilities and to speak about their experience with the R word.
There is no difference between you and me or anybody else, we all think, eat, sleep, and have feelings.. We all live life, we all need help, just some others needs little extra help, but that's ok.