Albuquerque students participate in first-ever ‘Olympians for Autism’ event

Olympians for Autism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque students on the autism spectrum are teaming up with their classmates for a great cause.

Around 130 students from seven different Albuquerque Public schools took part in the “Olympians for Autism” event at Milne Stadium. The event was organized by the Holman Foundation for Autism and is the first ever track meet designed to give students with autism an opportunity to compete with other students.

Officials say this is a great opportunity for kids to better understand one another. The students trained together for six weeks leading up to the event. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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