Spring 2018 HTF Autism Spectrum Class

 

CrossFit HTF has once again partnered with Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Hawaii and Easter Seals Hawaii Autism Services Center/Pacific Autism Center 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.

The 2018 HTF Autism Spectrum Class will run from March 10th to June 9th. Participants for the program sessions are selected based on each participant’s need, ability, and resources available to accommodate each participant.

While physical activity is generally considered important for both physical and mental health, studies have shown that movement-based therapies for children on the autism spectrum is particularly important and helps boost motor skills, improve social communication, attention, behavioral issue and performance on academic tasks.

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.

This program is offered through CrossFit HTF with the support of Easter Seals Hawaii Autism Services Center/Pacific Autism Center.

Details about the 2018 HTF Autism Spectrum Class:

  • Class dates: March 10th until June 9th. 
  • No classes on 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, and 5/19. Scheduled subject to change.
  • Application deadline: February 20

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.