Category: Intellectual disabilities

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Group home for intellectually disabled in Amami City destroyed by fire

A fire broke out in Amami City, Kagoshima Prefecture on the night of the 14th, and one group home was completely destroyed. At the time of the fire, there were six men with intellectual disabilities in their 50s and 60s who moved into the facility, but all of them escaped safely under the guidance of the facility staff.

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Japanese National championship event for athletes with intellectual disabilities canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

A national championship for athletes with intellectual disabilities has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Special Olympics Nippon National Winter Games Hokkaido 2020 were scheduled to kick off this Friday in Hokkaido, northern Japan. But organizers decided to cancel the three-day event on Monday.

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After two and half years, Kanagawa high school students with intellectual disabilities at ‘mainstream’ schools will graduate in March 2020

“Two and a half years have passed since the Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education accepted students with intellectual disabilities in ‘mainstream’ schools in three prefectural high schools. These students will graduate in March next year.”