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Golf, Fitness, Yoga and Tennis Classes

Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf Program

The innovative golf program started in 2013, in collaboration with The First Tee ® and PGA REACH.  The program is especially tailored for individuals on the spectrum. Infused with evidence-based practices for teaching golf to people with ASD, GameOn Autism Golf is designed to build self-esteem and confidence in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment; encouraging participants to learn golf skills while practicing specific autism learning concepts including communication, emotional regulation, motor and social skills.

#GameON Autism Golf: Fall Sessions
Participants will learn and practice foundational motor skills through fun athletic games and golf activities while practicing social/communication skills each class.  The First Tee of the Palm Beaches is the service provider for the fall sessions.

 

Dates: 

  • Term 2 runs October 30th through December 15th

Times: 

  • Ages 18 and up: Mondays and Thursdays from 2:15-3 pm
  • Ages 5-10: Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15-4 pm
  • Ages 11-17: Mondays and Thursdays from 4:15-5 pm

Fee: $60 per session ($5 per class) Advance payment required.

A minimum of 4 participants are required for groups. Participants must be able to take part in a group setting of 4 to 1 to one therapist  or come with an assistant for duration of each class.

To register:
Contact: Dan Hulsey, Recreation Services Coordinator
Email: daniel.hulsey@elsforautism.org
Phone: 561-320-9512


Also – Coming Soon: #GameOn Autism Golf will be available for instructors, schools, and other autism organizations to integrate into their own curriculum! Sign up to receive the first announcement when released! Free resources will also be available so anyone can have access to #GameON Autism Golf to download.

Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Fitness

Ernie Els #GameOn Autism Fitness is an innovative, family-supportive, research-based fitness and wellness program for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It incorporates the use of traditional fitness equipment, as well as music, dance, and video games as a means of motivating student participation in fitness activities including cardiovascular, strength training, flexibility, and common recess games. Individuals with ASD often lack opportunities for physical activity due to high levels of intensive therapy involving stagnant activities throughout each day. In addition, many individuals with ASD have high incident deficits in motor planning and coordination leading to an aversion to organized sports activities.  Although these individuals may shy away from physical activity and organized sports, it is imperative to create programs that use evidence-based practices to get them active, moving and practicing social skills. Individual and group classes are available.

We’re thankful for the $6,500 grant received from the Autism Services Grants Council to assist in funding this program as part of the Adult Services SALSA cooking class.

To find out more:
Contact: Dan Hulsey, Recreation Services Coordinator
Email: daniel.hulsey@elsforautism.org
Phone: 561-320-9512

Fall 2017 Yoga Classes

Special needs Yoga/Fitness enhances stamina, flexibility, energy, and strength in a fun and motivating social environment. Classes include warm ups, breathing exercise, cardio routines, developmentally appropriate yoga poses and relaxation techniques while offering a full body experience of physical fitness and philosophical traditions of yoga.

 

Dates:

  • Term 2 runs October 30th through December 15th

Times:

  • Ages 18 and up: Tuesdays from 4:15-5pm
  • Ages 11-17: Tuesdays from 5:15-6pm

Fee:  $120 per session ($20/class)

Participants must be able to take part in a group setting of 4 to 1 to one therapist  or come with an assistant for duration of each class. Advance payment required to secure your spot.

To register:
Contact: Dan Hulsey, Recreation Services Coordinator
Email: daniel.hulsey@elsforautism.org
Phone: 561-320-9512

Fall 2017 Tennis Classes

A structured tennis learning experience that includes: basic strokes, eye hand coordination, racket handling; putting strokes together, and components of the game-based process.

Games and rally ball included. Instruction provided by Love Serving Autism Inc.

Dates:

  • Term 2 runs October 30th through December 15th

 

Times:

  • Ages 5-10: Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15pm
  • Ages 11-17: Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15pm

To register:
Contact: Dan Hulsey, Recreation Services Coordinator
Email: daniel.hulsey@elsforautism.org
Phone: 561-320-9512