Global Spectrum

Ice skating in Louisville to Boccia in North Allegheny

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.

On the ice in Iceland

Louisville Skating Academy has an adaptive skating programme to ensure everyone has the resources to get on the ice. They recently helped autistic children take part in the Frozen FEAT Skate Fest with their families at the Iceland Sports Complex.

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Ex-pro raising awareness

It was Autism Awareness Weekend for ice hockey team Ogden Mustangs during January. A variety of activities took place including a match-worn autism-themed jersey auction and a Goalies for Autism dinner with former NHL player Olaf Kölzig.

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Making a difference

Hubbard High School student Isabella Williams has an autistic cousin named Christoph. She organised a charity basketball game between her school and Christoph’s, raising funds that would support his school.

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Unified boccia

North Allegheny – a school district in Pennsylvania – is bringing autistic and non-autistic individuals together through sport by staging inclusive boccia sessions – part of the Unified Sports programme, which is supported by the Special Olympics.

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Open water swimming records

Jiya Rai is breaking all sorts of records in open water swimming in Asia and was recently awarded at a virtual ceremony in Florida.

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