Global Spectrum

Gaelic sports in Wexford to tennis in Cairo

Global Spectrum gives you a bite-size look at a handful of inspiring stories that have recently warmed our hearts… and now, hopefully yours too.

At the beginning of each month, Spautism’s Global Spectrum brings together recent news about autism and sport from all over the world.

We have picked out three stories, from three continents, to start November with some positivity and highlight how autism acceptance is growing globally.

Awareness events

Hussein Nada started ACE FOR GOOD earlier this year with the goal of bringing the tennis community together to raise funds for autism organisations. The first event in 2021 generated money for the Dubai Autism Center, while proceeds from October’s event in Cairo have gone towards the Egyptian Autistic Society. Hussein, who is 17 years old, hopes that ACE FOR GOOD’s success in 2021 is just the start for his initiative and would like to organise events more regularly, even expanding to other countries.

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Making a difference

This article depicts how the awareness of autism is increasing in Gaelic Athletic Association clubs across Ireland, and how inclusive camps are starting up in different areas. Wexford GAA, for example, hosted the first ever Cúl Camp for autistic children by upskilling coaches and teachers and adapting sessions to make them more enjoyable for neurodiverse people.

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Collaboration

Tennis Australia and Special Olympics Australia have teamed up to provide more opportunities for neurodiverse people to get involved in tennis over the next four years. The partnership will look at improving school programmes and events, coach development, club engagement, and tournaments, hoping to provide the platform where people can form long-term passions for the sport.

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