Petition is successful with 29 signatures
To: East Lothian Council
Team United East Lothian
Positive outcome achieved
Provide adequate funding to Team United in East Lothian to enable them to continue to offer the opportunity for children with autism to play football and participate in other activities. These are children who are not able to access these activities through the mainstream provision that is available to all other children. Without adequate funding Team United will not be running in East Lothian after June.
Why is this important?
Children with autism need extra support to enable them to play football and participate in other sports and activities. This support isn’t available in mainstream activities. Children with autism and adhd benefit from physical activities and feeling part of a team also boosts their self esteem. Children with autism deserve the same opportunities as other kids to participate in football and other activities.