Special Needs Spotlight: Scoring Goals for Autism

Special Needs Spotlight: Scoring Goals for Autism

On Sunday, April 29, 2012, Autism Science Foundation (ASF) will kick-off its 2nd Annual Scoring Goals for Autism soccer tournament at YSC Sports in Wayne, PA. This event will raise money to fund research to find the causes of autism and develop better treatments for children, teens and adults with autism. ASF currently funds research conducted at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Autism Research, University of Pittsburgh, and at other leading research centers around the country.

The tournament will include Men’s and Women’s adult teams. Women’s teams will play in Open A and B Divisions. Men’s team will play in Open, Over 30 and Over 45 Divisions. Each team will be guaranteed three 18-minute games plus a chance for additional playoff games. Divisions will be grouped with some playing in the morning to early afternoon and others playing in the afternoon to early evening. Schedules will be determined prior to the tournament. Adult team registration fee is $200 and space is limited.

During the adult tournament, there will be a TOPSoccer skills and drills clinic for children with autism and other disabilities from 1:00-2:30 p.m. All fields will be dedicated to the TOPSoccer clinic during this portion of the tournament. Players and coaches from the Philadelphia Union will be on hand to participate in the TOPSoccer Program. There is no fee for this program but pre-registration is required due to space limitations.

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