The Ability*Network of Nike hosted the annual Sports Day for employees and their children, families and friends impacted by autism. Specialty Athletic Training was there as a vendor and was represented by Mary Moore, co-owner, and Katie Anderson, student intern.
Indoor and outdoor sport activities, including pool time, were supported by trained staff from the Sports Centers and other Nike volunteers.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is 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 individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.