April 22, 2013 was the Autism Society of Oregon's 11th annual Walk-a-Thon. The walk was held at Oaks Park in Southeast Portland attracted a crowd of over 1,100 people. Specialty Athletic Training was there as part of the resources that are available in the community for children and adults diagnosed with autism. We look forward to being a part of this great event next year!
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is the Immediate Past President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with children with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.