Parents of teen with autism create swim team – w/video

New Jersey – Former high school football player Michael McQuay and his wife Maria have started their own swim team for people with learning differences. They were inspired to create The Hammerheads Swim Team when their teen son on the spectrum, Mike Jr, was rejected from local teams. 15 other teens with autism soon joined […]

Wrestling – High school student with autism qualifies for Division III National Tournament

Bloomington, MN – A local teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) qualified for the Division III National Tournament. Ben Cousins, a high school junior at Bloomington Kennedy, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. In the years that followed, Cousins faced various challenges stemming from his disorder including experiencing sensory issues and behavioural […]

Anthony Ianni inspires teen with autism

Owosso, Mich. — After sharing his story about enduring bullying and finding acceptance through sports, Anthony Ianni inspired numerous others dealing with the same condition that he has— autism. Ianni is a former Michigan State University basketball player who recently shared his story about what most children with autism usually face during their growing years— […]

Sisters with autism to participate in Special Olympics Winter Games

Mississauga, ON – Sisters Benishiya and Brianna Dilipkumar will be competing in the Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games that will be taking place in North Bay this week. The siblings are both figure skaters and skate through the Hamilton Special Olympics Program which operates under the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Skating Club. Although the sisters are involved in other sports including […]

Football player with Autism an asset and inspiration to others in Indianna

Elkhart, Indiana  – Football in Elkhart is taken very seriously.  When the local football team won its first game of the season, one player was seen on the sidelines crying tears of excitement and joy.  That player was Dustin Ellsworth. Dustin is not your average football player.  He isn’t in the starting line and doesn’t […]