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Social Inclusion, Youth, and Sports 24 Feb 2017 IPIC Arena

Summary

PRESENTATION

Social Inclusion and Special Olympics

Dr. Tim Shriver

Chairman of Special Olympics

Ismail Matar

Captain UAE National football team

DISCUSSION

  • Lack of trust and confidence in people with special needs, particularly intellectual disabilities
  • Lack of awareness of people with special needs’ potential and capabilities
  • Lack of presence or promoters of the cause via social media and in society (schools, universities, etc.)
  • Ignorance on how to interact with people with disabilities

Solutions

  • Setting up manuals and handouts on how to engage with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Appointing ambassadors to promote the cause and inclusion
  • Develop workshops or talks in universities to have greater outreach and ensure participation
  • Highlight the importance of the cause continuously via social media and involve influencers
  • Encourage Special needs and support their development through family programs and public engagement activities

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