We are thrilled to announce the Autism Society’s
FRIENDS – FUN – FITNESS
Many children with motor planning challenges find gym class, recess, and staying physically active extremely frustrating. Not feeling successful in physical play with peers can lead to poor self esteem. To help, the Autism Society—Omaha Support Network has worked to come up with a game plan.
Kids in need of more coaching and movement assistance come together to work on gym games and physical fitness exercises. This interactive, activity-based program will emphasize improving physical competence while developing social skills. Activities have been designed to improve body awareness, strength and motor skills as well as teach problem solving during game play. Our goal is to improve ability and confidence for school in the fall as well as encourage continued physical fitness into their later teen and adult years.
In order to achieve our goals for all of our participants it is important that we are able to provide consistent support for every participant. All participants registrants will be required to bring along a “Buddy”. This Buddy can be a parent or sibling over 16 years of age. We understand that not all athletes will want to work with their Buddy and we will help facilitate a Buddy Swap if desired. This is also a great way for the family to grow together in your recreational endeavors!
Target Audience: Youth who are fairly independent but miss out on the subtle instruction in a large setting. 1:1 intensive support cannot be provided.
Sessions meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. One week is a gym based activity and the other is a recreational activity out in the community.
- Ages 8 and above
- Tuition is $50
- Tuition is non refundable
- Full payment is required to secure your spot.
- We are not able to prorate for sessions missed.
- Class is limited to 25 participants so send in your registrations today!