Race for Autism Gr
Άδα Σταματάτου

Ada Stamatatou

Ada Stamatatou was born in Athens and studied classical dance and rhythmic dance at the professional dance academy of Despina Grigoriadou and the Pilates method at the Stott academy.

She is an activist open water swimmer and marathon runner for autism awareness. In April 2024, by finishing the Boston Marathon, she became the 7th Greek woman to achieve the medal of Six Star Abbott World Marathons Majors.

She was a speaker at TEDx University of Crete “The Destinations” with the speech "One more kilometer" and in 2021 she was invited by the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a podcast about disability.

She is an author of two books, "Raising an autistic child" from Memento publications and the children's book "Is Yianni ok..?" Explaining autism to children" from Metaichmio publications.

In March 2024 in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in The Hope Brigade campaign at WOW - Women of the World Festival the largest festival for women-she participated in a series of photos in the metro stations of Athens with women who are working to bring change and progress in society.

She is the chairman and founder of Non Profit Civil Company Race for Autism Gr, which aims to organize amateur sports races who raise autism awareness as well as supporting equal participation of people with neurodiversity in sports events in Greece.

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