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Special Olympics to host first health summit to improve care for people with intellectual disabilities
SEATTLE-- The Special Olympics USA Games will bring the biggest multi-day sporting event in 25 years to our region along with 4,000 athletes, 10,000 family members and 70,000 cheering fans. It will also bring the organization's first-ever Inclusive Health Summit. The goal is to improve health care for those with intellectual disabilities. On average, people with intellectual disabilities die 16 years earlier than the general population. Experts say it's because of poor access to health care.