Obama to Host Dinner for People with Disabilities

The president and first lady will welcome a group of people with disabilities to the White House this Thursday, July 31st for a special dinner focusing on efforts to promote acceptance and inclusion.

The event Thursday evening will honor Special Olympics and its work toward creating a generation based on unity.

The dinner will include 12 volunteers, supporters and athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the United States and as far away as the Philippines, Namibia and India.

Coming from Mumbai, Neha P Naik, 23, a Special Olympics International Global Messenger, is excited and honored to be talking to the President about support for the equality movement around the globe.

“I plan to inform him about the special needs of special children all over the world. How they need more educational institutions, hostels and then suitable jobs to make them truly independent in society,” Neha said.

The dinner is part of a series of activities leading up to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles where the Obamas will serve as honorary chairs.


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