Panathinaikos basketball club announced the establishment of a special basketball academy for children on the autism spectrum through the programme PAO BC Academy ASD.
The initiative was made public on Tuesday, April 2, which is designated World Autism Awareness Day.
The basketball club’s announcement said “Today, April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. This day is very important for us in Panathinaikos as the PAO BC Academy is proceeding in the foundation of a special basketball school for children with autism,”
The school will provide specially-trained basketball coaches, psychologists, and escorts while the training will always take place in the presence of a doctor.
Through this programme, the children with autism will have the opportunity to participate in a team sport, to socialise, make friends and play basketball. The training will be held at the Athens Olympic Stadium without any financial cost for the parents due to the support of Dole Hellas and Septona.