Autism Soccer Program
We have been working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders for a long time and suddenly I was presented with the chance to work with children with different special needs.
I am amazed with the speed with which they have learned the exercises and with the enthusiasm and passion they display in playing this sport. My experience has been beyond anything I could have imagined!
The support from the parents surpassed my expectations. Their love, patience and humanity are nothing short of pure excellence.
Our program not only teaches fundamental soccer skills, but also fosters self-confidence, team-building, and sportsmanship. In addition, practicing soccer drills increases the fine and gross motor skills which are often weak in individuals on the special needs. Communication and social skills, including the ability to follow-directions, take turns, and having consideration for team mates is practiced as a part of each session.
Our goal is for our team members to learn soccer skills in a supportive environment, to develop a life-long love for exercise, prevent the obesity and to have fun. In addition, through the foundation, we are teaching these young people the importance of giving back to the community. They are learning that individuals with special needs can have a great impact and help others and that nothing is impossible, as long as you have a dream.
Our autism soccer program is registered and approved by Special Olympics of Florida and will be designed as a preparation for the summer program with Special Olympics.
If you would like to run our soccer program in you location please contact:
e-mail: amuz @autismsoccer.org
Thank you for supporting your children in this new and unique experience!