EFDN Members supporting World Autism Day

2 April 2024

EFDN Members supporting World Autism Day

Today, on March 2nd, World Autism Day is being celebrated. The day encourages all kinds of organisations, entities to take measures to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world. It is important that society offers this variety in support to meet every person’s requirements effectively, whether they can live independently or not.

EFDN is proud to stand alongside its members and like-minded organisations in celebrating such important day.

EFDN Members supporting World Autism Day


The Special Champions League is a new project of EFDN that will provide a safe, inclusive, and active environment where young people over 15 years old with an intellectual disability can come together and play football at a level they are all comfortable with. EFDN will organise 2 to 4 European Football Festivals per year that are hosted by different EFDN members throughout the year. The tournaments are non-competitive and a way to promote greater social inclusion and acceptance of disability football within European Football clubs and the wider European population.

Through football, EFDN want to get more young people with intellectual disabilities physically and socially active in their communities and increase integration and inclusion within society. The EFDN Special Champions League has been shaped in line with the Special Olympics philosophy, and it will provide opportunities for participants to improve their physical health, increase their confidence, meet new people, learn about others, and establish social bonds. The Special Champions League is co-funded by Erasmus+.


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