About: Intellectual disability

EU Elections 2019 07-09-2020

Voting is every EU citizen’s right, regardless of disability

Persons with intellectual disabilities were disenfranchised in the 2019 EU elections. The European Commission should ensure this does not happen again, writes Jurij Toplak.  
Health 14-11-2014

People with intellectual disabilities in the EU deserve proper healthcare

The European Union recognises that the foundation for a healthy society is healthy people.  But it still lags behind in ensuring that its 15 million people with intellectual disabilities can have access to healthcare systems that are prepared in dealing with their situation, writes Meghan Hussey.
Sports 16-09-2014

Including people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace

SPECIAL REPORT: About 300 scholars, athletes and policymakers gathered on Monday (15 September) at the Special Olympics scientific symposium to discuss new and better ways to include people with intellectual disabilities in the labour market.
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Health 16-09-2014

Tim Shriver: Intellectually disabled people still face mocking, humiliation

Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver welcomed the EU's initiatives to promote social inclusion through sport, but warned that intellectually disabled people are still facing “mocking, humiliation, denial of medical care, denial of education” across the continent.
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Health 15-09-2014

Special Olympics opens with focus on medical care

On Saturday, more than ten thousand people gathered at the special Olympics’ opening ceremony in Belgium, where athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete over the coming days.
Sports 15-09-2014

Athletes unite for European Special Olympics opening

SPECIAL REPORT: More than ten thousand people gathered at the Special Olympics’ opening ceremony to watch athletes with intellectual disabilities launch the games, in Heizel, on 13 September.
11-09-2014

Special Olympics torch stops in Brussels EU’s district

SPECIAL REPORT: The Olympic flame arrived for the first time in Belgium as part of the Special Olympics European summer games on Tuesday (9 September), turning attention to an event few people in the EU sphere had heard of until now.
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Health 11-09-2014

Parliament welcomes Special Olympics flame

After traveling 450 km across 15 Belgian cities for four days, the Special Olympics torch arrived in Brussels on Tuesday.
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Sports 10-09-2014

People stare at you. They make you feel different.

In this brief message, soccer player Barry Cairns talks about what it's like to be a Special Olympics athlete.
Sports 10-09-2014

European ‘Special Olympics’ kick off in Belgium

SPECIAL REPORT: Athletes with intellectual disabilities will be able to compete in different sports for the next ten days, at the Special Olympics European summer games in Belgium.
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Health 09-09-2014

EU funds Special Olympics with €1.7 million

2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 58 countries are set to compete in 10 Olympic Sports.
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