Athletes with special needs play hockey

April is Autism Awareness Month and a local team is helping athletes with special needs play hockey.

The New York Raptors is the first hockey team in the state of New York to include players all with developmental disorders, like autism or Down syndrome.

The New York Raptors is the first hockey team in the state of New York to include players all with developmental disorders, like autism or Down syndrome. (4/14/15)

ELMSFORD - April is Autism Awareness Month and a local team is helping athletes with special needs play hockey.

The New York Raptors is the first team in the state of New York created for hockey players with special needs.

All members of the team have developmental disorders like autism, Asperger’s or down's syndrome, but all get the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of flying around the rink.

"I love hockey for the competition and the comradery," says NY Raptors player Max Feldman.

Players range from ages eight to 31, and compete every Sunday. 

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