Thursday, September 07, 2017

Talking sport at APAC

I’m in Sydney for the 2017 Asia Pacific Autism Conference.  This is a majorinternational conference, held every 2 years at different venues.  My main reason for attending was to give two presentations.  One of them was on the benefits of sport for autistic people, based on my experience.

Although I only had 5 minutes to speak, I managed to get everything across that I wanted to say, and make the point that there are a lot of benefits - physical, mental health, and general well being to be gained from regular participation in sport.  However, sporting bodies do need to be more inclusive of autistic people to make this happen.  I hope to see and help this dream become reality.

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