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Sports, Autism and Special Olympics

Posted on April 1, 2015 | Posted in Athlete LeadershipAthlete Profiles

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The following is a guest post from Special Olympics Florida President/CEO Sherry Wheelock. 

Not only is April a big month for baseball, with Opening Day celebrated today in stadiums around the country, but April is also Autism Awareness Month, which makes it a perfect time to introduce you to one very accomplished Special Olympics athlete: Malcom.  Read More »

Autism is Speaking & We Are Listening: YAP, Autism & You!

Posted on April 1, 2014 | Posted in Intellectual DisabilitiesYoung Athletes

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Incorporating physical activity into young children’s lives is the key to creating a foundation of movement and activity that they will carry with them into their futures. Physical activity is essential for children with and without special needs alike as it promotes a healthy lifestyle, but can benefit children with autism in extraordinary ways. Read More »