HTF Autism Spectrum Class

CrossFit HTF is once again partnering with Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Hawaii to offer its "HTF Autism Spectrum Class", a program designed specifically to engage athletes on the autism spectrum that are six to eighteen years of age.

Utilizing common bodyweight exercises like squats, jumps, and sit-ups, athletes will be engaged mentally and physically. From one-on-one coaching to small groups, athletes will complete a work-out each session to help improve mental focus and physical fitness.

The Spring session of the HTF Autism Spectrum Class will begin on Saturday, April 15th and run weekly on Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. until July 1st, unless otherwise notified. Classes will be held at CrossFit HTF, located at 2320 South King Street.

This program is offered through CrossFit HTF with the support of Easter Seals Hawaii Autism Services Center/Pacific Autism Center. This program will be a voluntary, donation-based program with all proceeds benefitting TACA Hawaii.

As space is limited, we are accepting participants based on an application process weighing each participant’s need, ability, and resources available to accommodate each participant. An estimated 10 to 15 athletes are expected to be accepted.

If you have any questions, please click here to contact Francis via email.

Completed applications should be emailed to Francis at


Deadline for applications is April 5th.

Talk Story Events hosted by Easter Seals Hawaii/Autism Services

In conjunction with the HTF Autism Spectrum Class, Easter Seals Hawaii/Autism Services Division will offer Talk Story sessions that will run simultaneously as the HTF Autism Spectrum Class.

Each week (from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.), certified professionals will discuss topics related to autism spectrum disorders and your child. These events are limited to 15 people, so reserve your spot today! Email Lauren Cox at

Here are some topics that will be discussed and presented:

  • “Using Shaping to teach New Exercises” with Cheryl Tse, M.Ed. BCBA
  • “Social Opportunities for Learners During Physical Education” with Gillienne Nadeau, M.S. BCBA
  • “Physical Therapy and ASD” with Sandie Wood, PT

For more information or with any questions, please email Lauren Cox with Easter Seals Hawaii at