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Special Olympics ambassador hopes to educate others about people with intellectual disabilities

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SEATTLE — A decorated athlete is sharing his story to raise awareness about a global problem.

“I don’t want you to think I’m here because I’m a charity case. I am here because there’s still a big problem with the way many people see individuals with intellectual disabilities.”

That’s Matthew Williams, giving a ‘Ted Talk,’ which has become a movement of sorts. They are a series of influential videos from experts and news makers around the world.

Williams is a global ambassador for Special Olympics and a board member. He’s in Seattle to educate others about people with intellectual disabilities, and what it means to be a champion.

In this video report, he talks with Q13 News anchor Matt Lorch about his duties and his goals:

If you'd like to volunteer, participate or donate to the Special Olympics, find out how at specialolympicswashington.org