“Kids Autism Games” charitable sport project for autistic children starts operating at NSC “Olimpiyskiy”

In February, 2017 at the main sports and cultural arena of Ukraine – NSC "Olimpiyskiy", a charity sports project for children with autism "Kids Autism Games" was founded, which is a joint initiative of the State-owned Enterprise "National Sports Complex "Olimpiyskiy", "Child with future" and the charitable organization "SPORT for PEACE".

Every week professional trainers "SPORT for PEACE" train about 20 children with autism in the Green heart of NSC «Olimpiyskiy». Such trainings through gaming competitions have been specially developed to help children learn how to interact with each other, develop their motor skills, improve their physical condition and to nurture love for sports.

It is known that autism is a disorder that arises as a consequence of the breach of the development of the brain and is characterized by intense and complete lack of social interaction and communication. According to the world statistics, about 1% of all newborns have an autistic spectrum disorder.

Thus, "Baltimor's bullet" - Michael Phelps - is an American swimmer, the only in sports history 23-two-time Olympic champion with autism. As a child he could not concentrate, constantly ran into everything around, turned over things and suffered from numerous complexes after his peers were making fun of him. Thanks to his mother Debbie, who brought him into the pool, Michael not only earned a normal life, but also in the 13 years surpassed all youth records in USA.

- We, as a socially oriented main arena of Ukraine, pay great attention to people with special needs. We have already been working with autistic children for over a year, they skate here on rollers, lead football players before matches, visit stadium tours, we even held photo exhibition to attrect the attention to such children. At the end of last year we came up with the idea to create sports studio and in February the idea was brought to life. We believe that this is only the beginning of scale socially useful project, which will bring up not a single champion, - Viktor Anisimov, Director on external affairs of the State Enterprise "National Sports Complex "Olimpiyskiy", said.

Today Ukrainian autistic children got the opportunity to develop physically and, perhaps in future, one of them will become a star of arenas with pool. The main thing is to create conditions for the development of the talents of Ukrainian children with such special needs.

Trainings are held every Sunday at 11:00. For registration and more detailed information please contact the organizers via the page on the social network Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/kidsforpeaceligue/or https://www.facebook.com/events/1201918159857754/.

The main arena of Ukraine stands for autistic children and invites everyone to support and contribute to the initiators of the project!

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