The Santa Clarita Sharks Basketball Team is an extension of the Special Olympics of Southern California. This is a team comprised of children ages 8-14,with 22 members, and 21 of those members autistic athletes. Although parents and coaches are also interviewed in this video, the autistic basketball stars express the benefits of non-mainsteam athletics, including the many social benefits, with one child stating that he most enjoyed “[talking] to people that are just like me, that have the same things”. Best of luck this season!

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