The Eagles Autism Challenge raised a record $6.2 million that will go towards autism research and organisations in Philadelphia.
Please follow this link to read the full story: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/eagles-autism-challenge-shatters-record-raises-62-million
Kinect building connections
Kinect Sports League brings neurodivergent teenagers and adults together through sport, with kickball (a mix between baseball and football) in the summer and basketball in the winter in Bessemer, Alabama.
Please follow this link to read the full story: https://www.otmj.com/kicking-it-kinect-sports-gives-exceptional-needs-people-a-chance-to-play/
Exercising in nature
The India Education Diary has reported that a recent study by the University of East London reveals several benefits of exercising in nature, which included research from Spautism friend Connor Bishop.
Please follow this link to read the full story: https://indiaeducationdiary.in/autistic-people-can-benefit-from-exercising-in-nature/
Please follow this link to read more about Connor: https://spautism.com/2021/08/connor-bishop-sport-and-nature/
Marcus Moore’s pretzel business in Annapolis, Maryland, has been very popular with the public and he was invited to an NFL Draft watch party with two American Football stars and professional wrestlers.
Please follow this link to read the full story: https://www.cbsnews.com/baltimore/news/wrestling-stars-surprise-annapolis-entrepreneur-autism-jimmys-famous-seafood/
Project Elijah Empowering Autism is a not-for-profit in Philadelphia that provides free education and recreation to people with autism. The most popular session they run is basketball which helps reduce anxiety and build confidence.
Please follow this link to read the full story: https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/nonprofit-provides-free-education-recreation-to-autistic-children/