Global Spectrum

Judo in Orlando to uniting countries across Europe

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.

June is here, as is our latest Global Spectrum – which has collated positive stories about autism and sport from throughout May.

Eagles Autism Challenge

It was fantastic to see the Eagles Autism Challenge in its full glory again this weekend, raising more than $4 million for autism projects in Philadelphia and across the USA as Philadelphia Eagles players and fans took part in 5km or 10km races.

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Rivals rally together

National College Athletic Association (NCAA) American football rivals Utah Utes and Brigham Young Cougars teams up for support of autism awareness in collaboration with local charity Kids On The Move.

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International collaboration

Read how the Flippide Project is helping to raise awareness of the positive relationship between autism and sport by establishing a shared mission between Albania and Italy

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Charlise is letting nothing stand in her way

This feature delves into how student athlete Charlise Matsuda, who has autism along with her two older brothers, is thriving in sports such as wrestling and American football.

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UCF judo

The University of Central Florida’s College of Health Professions and Sciences has created a programme where autistic children and their parents can take part in judo classes together. By promoting physical activity, the sessions are having a positive knock-on effect in many other areas of the participants’ lives.

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Sport in Japan

Research in Japan has found out that in a group of 170 autistic adults, 80 per cent of them played sport regularly – highlighting the popularity of sports in the autistic community.

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Sensory Nook

Major League Baseball team New York Mets have installed their Sensory Nook – a portable sit-down space that provides fans who are feeling overwhelmed with an area to relax.

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