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Visually Challenged Artist Creates Fascinating Paintings

A visually challenged Iranian woman has put on show dozens of her amazing paintings at an exhibition in Tehran.

‘Birth of Infants with Down Syndrome Almost Stopped in Iran’

Director of the Iranian Genetics Society says the birth of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome has almost stopped across the country.

Disabled Iranians Making Handicrafts to Make Ends Meet

A non-governmental charity in the city of Birjand in eastern Iran has trained and provided facilities for 70 disabled people to make a living by producing handicrafts.

Iranian Mountaineer Conquers Mount Damavand with Artificial Legs

Loss of both legs is definitely the worst thing that can happen for a professional mountaineer who is also a member of the country's national team and has the experience of climbing the world’s high peaks. But it’s not the end of the story.

Iran Leader Praises Paralympic Athletes as Sources of Morale

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has paid tribute to Iran’s Paralympic athletes, who set the country a new record with their performance in this year’s Asian Para Games.

Epic Play with Disabled Actors Staged after 10-Year Rehearsal

An epic play with 30 elderly and disabled actors was finally staged in Iran after nearly a decade of rehearsal.

Iran’s Shahin Izadyar; A New Rival for Michael Phelps

An Iranian para-athlete is now known as the Michael Phelps of Asia after winning six gold medals and a silver at the recent 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta.

Girls with Intellectual Disability Thrilled to Meet Famous TV Host

Iran’s most popular sports programs host has called on girls with intellectual disability at one of the institutes run by the Rehabilitation Organization.

Medicinal Herbs Used to Make Dolls for Visually Challenged Kids

A female Iranian artist designs and makes special dolls with medicinal herbs for visually challenged children.

Downtism Café; Cosy Hangout Run by Autistic, Down Syndrome Staff

A café was recently opened at a shopping centre near Vanak square in northern Tehran with staff suffering from autism and Down Syndrome.

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