Sam Holness is an autistic triathlete and competed in the gruelling Ironman World Championship in Hawaii in October, clocking a time of just over 13 hours.
Fans of the game
New York Times writer Kathleen O’Brien explains how going to a New York Mets baseball game has sparked a passion for her 12-year-old autistic son.
US to Australia
Connecticut-based taekwondo participant and instructor Amanda Gregg has autism and has been invited to represent the USA in an international competition in Australia next month, despite only starting the sport four years ago.
Cheer to the top
Ten-year-old Naomi King has been selected to compete in a cheerleading competition in Florida, with her family and friends setting up fundraising initiatives to get her across the world from her home in Christchurch, New Zealand. Naomi has autism and has aspirations to represent her country at the 2028 Olympics.