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The Real Madrid Foundation and ConecTEA confirm their alliance during World Autism Week

NEWS | 24/03/2021

Fifty children with ASD enjoy the inclusive schools.
The executive vice-president of the Real Madrid Foundation, Enrique Sánchez, welcomed Yaiza Suárez González, president of the Board of Trustees of the ConecTEA Foundation, and Ana Mª Sanz Robledo, general director of this organisation, to formalise the agreement between the two organisations. Real Madrid's Director of Institutional Relations, Emilio Butragueño, was also present at the event.

World Autism Day is celebrated on 2 April, which aims to raise awareness and information about the disorders of this spectrum and the difficulties of the affected families. In 2015, the first specific football and ASD (autism spectrum disorder) project was launched by the Foundation, which was a pioneer in the inclusion of children with this disorder in team sports activities.

The Real Madrid Foundation is taking part in this event for the sixth consecutive year.

The collaboration that has got underway this season with the ConecTEA Foundation has resulted in an increase in the number of children with ASD who attend the Real Madrid Foundation's extracurricular football and basketball activities with scholarships. The number of children benefiting from these schools continues to grow each season thanks to their support, and there are now 65 children who are able to enjoy this team activity.

Butragueño: "We must encourage their inclusion"
"It's important to highlight, raise awareness and inform about the reality of people with autism, to make them visible in society and to encourage their inclusion with equal opportunities".

Yaiza Suárez pointed out that "it's important that people with autism can take part in different areas of society in the future, and it's our mission at the Fundación ConecTEA to make it as easy as possible for them to do so".