PANAJI: On World Autism Awareness Day 2021, athletes of Special Olympics Bharat, who are on the autism spectrum; got together virtually to celebrate their achievements on this special occasion.
The pictured athletes, born with autism, have all overcome adversity, showing determination and perseverance to win laurels for the country at the Special Olympics World Games and other sporting competitions, says a press release by Special Olympics Bharat.
Special Olympics Bharat is a National Sports Federation and is accredited by Special Olympics Inc. The aim of Special Olympics Bharat is to give sports-training and opportunities of participation in athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, creating long term, meaningful impact on their social, cognitive, psychological and physical development. This impact also greatly benefits families, caregivers, teachers, coaches, volunteers and communities as Special Olympics Bharat creates a more accepting and inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities.