On April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated around the world and millions of blue lights are turned on around the world to show closeness to all families who have an autistic person. In this regard, on April 2, 2023, the Assago Forum turned on its blue lights and hosted the special players of the Fabula Onlus Social Cooperative. To honor this day, Olimpia Milano wore special blue kits which they will also use in the game against Barcelona on Friday 7 April. In addition to the Serie A champions, children and young people with autism also took to the field, taking part in “Introduction to Basketball” courses organized by the social cooperative Fabula, which supported Olimpia Milano during the season.
More than 30 children and 30 educators showed their skills in the audition before returning to the field for the national anthem. National anthem sung by Giulia, an autistic girl, accompanied by the whole special group of Fabula boys, followed by the Olimpia and Reyer players for the team photo.
Through BASKETBALL, which inherently helps to “lift” one’s gaze upwards and to others.for this reason all these children can benefit from it and respect their own characteristics and abilities.
The social cooperative Fabula ONLUS was created in 2008 from the many years of experience of teachers, professional educators, CONI sports educators, educators and psychologists.
The cooperative deals with education, autism and physical and mental disabilities in the Milan area.
The philosophy of Fabula is to put people at the center of the work of its operators, says Emiliano Strada, manager of Fabula Onlus: “Every day we teach and at the same time learn from experiences and from the children, aware that this is unique and never the same journey made up of small and big successes; We don’t give up in the face of failure, but we appreciate it, in it we find the enthusiasm and strength to improve and continue our work with passion. Our services are designed to operate in all contexts in which the person with autism lives, from clinical aspects to school and home, from vacation to leisure”.