AMIT special needs students nab 14 medals at Olympics
Special needs students from Yeshivat AMIT Kfar Ganim swept the first ever Olympics for children with impaired communication skills, which included children on the autism spectrum from eight different schools.
The AMIT students won 14 medals individually and as a group: eight gold medals in the 60m race and the 600m relay race, five silver medals and one bronze.
They impressed the judges with their athleticism and their team spirit.
“The smile on the students’ faces when they realized that they could compete and win just like everyone else was irreplaceable,” said Gadi Estreicher, the boys’ coach. “These moments were the most exciting out of all the years I have worked with them, and I am proud to teach and train them.”
Rabbi Nitzan Berger, the school’s principal, said that these boys are an inextricable part of his school. “We learn from these unique students every day about will power, facing challenges, and setting goals for oneself.”
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