Special Olympics Health Congress

To understand people with intellectual disabilities better, key to inclusive health.

About the Special Olympics Health Congress

We aim to adress this issue by creating events like this Health Congress enabling health care professionals and students in the medical sector to learn more about the needs and expectations of patients with intellectual disabilities and improve their access to qualitative health care.


People with intellectual disabilities face a higher probability to die earlier than the general population. This premature death can be caused by avoidable reasons including a worse access to health care.


Would you like to help us adressing this issue by learning more about people with intellectual disabilities?
Sessions in this Health Congress
  • 5.00 PM
    Welcome and prime topic
  • 6.15 PM
    Make it simple but significant - Using core vocabulary words in communication with people with an intellectual disability
    Make it simple but significant. Use core vocabulary words in communication wi...
  • 6.15 PM
    Practical guidance to a healthy lifestyle for Special Olympics athletes: a case study with specialised dieticians
    Practical guidance to a healthy lifestyle for Special Olympics athletes: a ca...
  • 6.15 PM
    The challenges and opportunities for GP's in caring for elder with an intellectual disability
    The challenges and opportunities for GP's in caring for elder with an intelle...
  • 6.45 PM
    Continuity of care: transition from child to adult health services
    Continuity of care: transition from child to adult health services. Did you ...
  • 6.45 PM
    The mental health needs and wellbeing for individuals with an intellectual disability
    The mental health needs and wellbeing for individuals with an intellectual di...
  • 7.20 PM
    Wrap up and closing
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