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La Fundación Real Madrid, una década de inclusión de menores con autismo

The Real Madrid Foundation marks a decade of support for children with autism

NEWS STORY. 02/04/2023

Upwards of 100 players in the football and basketball schools have ASD.

The Foundation's inclusive basketball and football schools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Móstoles represent the two latest projects to be incorporated into it's inclusion programme for children with ASD, something which the organisation has been pioneering since 2015.

Drawing on the experience of the adapted and inclusive basketball camp and school projects, where children with Autism Spectrum Disorder participated on the court with others with different abilities, the Foundation launched its first experimental inclusive football project for children with ASD in collaboration with Autismo Madrid in 2015.

Currently, the Foundation is running, with the support of different organisations and sponsors, three football schools for children with ASD in the municipal facilities of Luis Aragonés de Hortaleza and Plata y Castañar (Madrid), in addition to the municipality of Móstoles (in collaboration with the Iker Casillas Foundation). In total, 67 players in different football schools and 56 in the Foundation's adapted and inclusive basketball schools have ASD. By playing sport, they are able to improve their autonomy and social integration, while learning values and enjoying sport on an equal basis.

The Foundation collaborates with ConecTea and Apanid, to name a few, to ensure the success of these projects. The Foundation also receives support from sponsors such as Endesa, in adapted basketball, and El Corte Inglés and Ambilamp, in football for children with ASD.