Swimmers take part in new Autism Society swim program
Akron Leader Publications
According to ASGA officials, Swimming with Autism is a water safety program in partnership with the Akron YMCA. The curriculum was adapted by ASGA from the Autism Society of Greater San Diego's water safety program. Instructors were recruited from area ...


Coach blends video games, sports for special needs kids
KING5.com
Skating didn't come naturally for the autistic boy, but he's come a long way thanks to Dellanno, who figured out how to get kids like Patrick to focus and pay attention. “They're into video games, so we thought wouldn't it be cool if we put a video ...


Autistic 12-year-old shares inspirational story on football success
WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com
He may be only 12-years-old, but Drew Hurst has turned heads. A fine defensive lineman with the Over The Mountain League's Hoover team, Drew has helped his team finish unbeaten - and having autism has not slowed him down. Joel and Shannon Hurst say ...


A Christmas run for autistic children
Taranaki Daily News
The charity was set up to buy running shoes for autistic children from all over New Zealand. Reid, who has high-functioning Asperger's himself, has always wanted to help children on the spectrum by getting them into running and providing them with ...


These Coast kids were told they couldn't play soccer. Now they are scoring goals
The Sun Herald
When Patti Wilson of Woolmarket gave birth to triplets that were four months premature, they weren't expected to live. Now the 17 year olds are playing soccer. “They've been exceptions to the rules,” Wilson said. Children born that premature who ...


Glasgow ice rink launches autism-friendly ice skating sessions
Glasgow Live
“And during the sessions we will have experienced ice stewards on hand to help people get started if they have never skated before.” The introduction of the special skating sessions has been welcomed by Inclusive Skating charity, which works to ...


Mount Druitt Little Athletics' Angelo Zammit won't let autism stop him in his tracks
St Marys-Mt Druitt Star
Hassall Grove's Angelo Zammit dreams of running at the Olympics. When the eight-year-old lined up for a Little Athletics state relay final at Homebush last month, he thought he had already made it. “He thought he was on Channel 10 going to the Olympics ...


Turkey marks Int'l Day of Disabled Persons amid limited opportunities
Hurriyet Daily News
Rüzgar Özçetin, an 11 year-old diagnosed with Asperger's, previously attended a public school. While attending second grade, his teacher “hit the nape of his neck” and accused him of “stupidity,” his mother Banu Boralı said. “Since his friends saw the ...


Terror Inc. Training Center to help disabled children
Martins Ferry Times Leader
T-L Photo/KIM NORTH TRAVIS CLARK, left, and Karen Fisher form Team Terror inside Terror Inc. Training Center in Morristown. They will work with individuals, especially children with developmental disabilities, discipline issues or autism. Fitness ...


Using sports to foster an inclusive mindset - The Hindu
The Hindu
Children with special needs mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Talegaon near Pune.


The 5 O'Clock Club: My cause my cleats
Hogs Haven
The 5 o'clock club aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn't much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below. Select Washington Redskins players will ...


Towards inclusion, with adventure: Using sports to empower people with disabilities
The News Minute
Cdr. (Retd) Rajendra Pawar of First Light Consultants and Akila Vaidyanathan, Director of The AMAZE Charitable Trust have been running adventure camps for persons with special needs, especially Autism. “We all need to work to enhance self-esteem ...

Nelson Special Olympians return home to a heroes' welcome after successful campaign
The Press
... brain damage, including dyspraxia, epilepsy, autism and down syndrome. Fifteen carers joined the Olympians to see the week run smoothly. Aitkenhead said every evening Nelson's support crew held their own mock awards ceremony to ensure everyone got ...


Using sports to foster an inclusive mindset
The Hindu
The Burma Bridge structure fails to deter 16-year-old Mohit Deshmukh as he adjusts his safety equipment under the encouraging eye of his observer at a camp site, around 50 km from Pune. Mohit, who is autistic, and 20 other children with special needs ...


Climbing gym awakens adventure in Liverpool
PennLive.com
Through an unassuming back entrance to The Faktory in Liverpool, there are two new businesses aiming to help others literally climb to a better life using the outdoors and adventure sports such as rock climbing. "That was my motivation, to bring nature ...