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Special Olympics Health, made globally possible by the Golisano Foundation, is creating a world where people with intellectual disabilities have every opportunity to take full advantage of the same health programs and services available to people who do not have a disability. To achieve this vision, more organizations and people need to step up and choose to include.
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You know how important it is to #ChooseToInclude! Show off your skills and put your knowledge to the test in this Special Olympics Inclusion Quiz!
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Special Olympics athletes in Venezuela participated in an inclusive first aid training facilitated by their local Red Cross national society as part of the global collaboration aimed at building more inclusive practices.
Since 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Special Olympics Health have collaborated to ensure individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are included in all aspects of humanitarian action.
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Special Olympics athlete has her eyes tested and points to an eye test card.
“Athletes of determination” was the perfect theme for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games that took place in Abu Dhabi in March.
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Zadock Mavinda, a 16-year old, sits in his house during the Golisano Foundation's visit.
"Among one hundred women, only one woman will accept to take care of a child that is not hers and has intellectual disabilities..."
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Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Foundation Visits Kenya for the first time and meets with athletes and teachers
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Two presenters on stage speaking to an audience with America football and Special Olympics materials displayed on the stage.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania hosted a “Cities of Inclusion” Summit to create a vision for Philadelphia as an inclusive city. 
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Athlete is receiving an ear exam and having his hearing aids put on by a volunteer as a medical professional observes.
Special Olympics and Starkey Hearing Foundation Partnership Brings the Gift of Hearing to World Games Athletes.
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a man with examination gloves on is performing a test while athletes and other individuals watch under an outdoor tent.
How important is it to get a second opinion? Ask any of the athletes who have received a health screening from Special Olympics. To date, Special Olympics has conducted more than 2.3 million throughout the world.
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