Celtic FC – Ability Counts Autism

Project details

Country
Scotland
Club
Celtic FC
Year
2016
Topic
Disability, Social inclusion, Education

Celtic FC – Ability Counts Autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder more commonly referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder but also known as Autism Spectrum Condition.
It is estimated that one in 100 children are on the Autism spectrum, individuals with the condition can encounter problems with communication, reciprocal social interaction and a tendency towards restrictive, repetitive and stereotypical routines of behaviour.
Introduced in 2015, Ability Counts Autism features fun games, soft play, football and dance to engage children with autism, using physical activity and sport to develop social interaction, communication and balance and co-ordination skills.
The project also helps improve self-confidence and decision making skills. To encourage this, Celtic Foundation have clear objectives for new participants with tailored sessions allowing them to easily settle into the routine of Ability Counts.
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