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Inclusion in UAE

People with intellectual disabilities (ID) are changing hearts and minds in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2006, the UAE introduced legislation to protect the rights of “people of determination”. In March 2019 the UAE will host the Special Olympics World Games, the largest sport and humanitarian event of the year, where athletes from 190+ nations will unite show the world what people with intellectual disabilities can achieve when given the right opportunities.