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These amazing women are part of the Special Olympics here

These amazing women are part of the Special Olympics here

Meet the women bringing a dose of girl power to the UAE Special Olympics movement The UAE aims to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities throughout the UAE, the region and the world. As Abu Dhabi prepares to host …

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This amazing Olympian is a champion in and out of the pool

This amazing Olympian is a champion in and out of the pool

Follow in Michael Phelps’ wake and get involved Michael Phelps joined forces with Special Olympics to raise awareness and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and he wants you to get involved too. Phelps has been involved with the …

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What is the Special Olympics?

What is the Special Olympics?

Two international sporting events are coming to Abu Dhabi. The Special Olympics MENA Games takes place from 14th-23rd March 2018 and the Special Olympics World Games takes place from the 14th-21st March 2019. So what are the events all about?  The …

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This art event will promote love in the community

This art event will promote love in the community

A collaboration between a non-profit organisation and a local artist aims to highlight the innate creative talent of people with autism and intellectual disabilities. Goals UAE, a group founded to provide activities for autistic children, and Emirati artist Azza Al …

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Golf ace lends support to the Special Olympics

Golf ace lends support to the Special Olympics

A former Falcon trophy-winning golfer recently helped to raise awareness about and promote the upcoming Special Olympics IX MENA Games in Abu Dhabi. Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal teamed up with Zimbabwean Special Olympics gold medal-winning athlete Munyaradzi Musariri for the Pro-Am …

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How can we make society better for people with disabilities?

How can we make society better for people with disabilities?

The inclusion and empowerment of people of determination is one of the nation’s top priorities for present and future, according to a recent speech made by a key government official. In a statement delivered on the International Day of Persons …

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How can you help create a more inclusive society?

How can you help create a more inclusive society?

With International Day of Persons with Disabilities being marked worldwide on 3rd December, we find out if enough is being done to create inclusion here in the capital When you hear the word disability, you’ll probably have a pre-conceived notion …

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These new initiatives aim to promote social inclusion

These new initiatives aim to promote social inclusion

Two new initiatives are aiming to start a conversation on the importance of inclusion in the community in preparation for key upcoming sporting events for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Train the Trainers and Healthy Athletes schemes will address the …

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Social community group extends hand to disabled youngsters

Social community group extends hand to disabled youngsters

  A local organisation is aiming to raise awareness of the emotional needs of children and teenagers with disabilities with the launch of a weekly club. Social Circle, founded by special needs teacher Michael Hilton, was established to help young adults connect …

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You don’t want to miss this hilarious and unique comedian

You don’t want to miss this hilarious and unique comedian

Ahead of her Abu Dhabi performance, we speak with Palestinian-American comedienne and founder of two comedy festivals, Maysoon Zayid, about life with cerebral palsy (CP) and fighting racism You said once that you’re not inspirational. Do you really believe this? …

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