Seven-year-old Emily attends the Bluebirds Ability sessions to support with her Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over recent years, her parents have lived with the emotional strain and uncertainty of not knowing whether Emily would ever be able to walk or talk...
After finding herself unemployed for over a year, Nadine was determined not to let her Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) get in the way of her ambitions…
Nadine enrolled on an Employability and Skills project with Cardiff City FC Foundation, which provides young people with support to develop their personal and social skills.
The project gave Nadine the experience and confidence to make the successful transition back into employment, and in turn, become less isolated.
“Being part of the Foundation has changed me; they’ve accepted me for who I am. I’ve gone from being a shy person with anxiety and not wanting to leave the house to getting active and being part of a team.”
Nadine is now a part-time member of the Foundation team. She is thriving in her role as an Inclusion Project Worker, supporting children and young people with a disability.
Using sport as a tool, she helps to improve their physical health, social interaction, and confidence levels.