Warrior Challenge is on

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Posted 2/23/21

Health and wellness are important to the staff and families at the American Autism and Rehabilitation Center (AARC). AARC incorporates a variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities in our …

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Warrior Challenge is on

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Health and wellness are important to the staff and families at the American Autism and Rehabilitation Center (AARC). AARC incorporates a variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities in our therapy sessions, camps, and school days. Afterall, research supports that simple, daily movement improves physical and emotional health. With this understanding, the American Autism & Rehabilitation Foundation is pleased to host the Warrior Challenge! The Warrior Challenge is a walking or running challenge completed during the month of March. You choose your challenge—31 miles, 65 miles, or 100 miles. Pick a goal that stretches you! Here are the details: • The miles can be completed anywhere and anytime throughout the month of March • You can track your miles with a smart watch, or a free app downloaded to your phone • Once registered participants will join our private Facebook group for daily encouragement • Miles can be logged through an easily submitted online form • Participants will be divided into 1 of 2 teams – Team Green or Team Blue o You select the team of your choice – if no selection is made you will be assigned a team based on a balancing scale • This is a friendly competition between teams to see which team comes out the winner • Weekly fun challenges will be posted in the private group page • • Entry fee is $30 for adults or $15 for kids (12 and under) • Includes a Warrior Challenge T-shirt • Register at AmericanAutismCenter.org/news The best part is that 100% of the proceeds will go to the rebuilding of the AARC outdoor playground, which was unfortunately destroyed during Hurricane Sally. With your support we can give children with autism and other special needs a place to play, learn, and participate in therapeutic activities. The American Autism and Rehabilitation Foundation (AARF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children, adults, and families affected by various special needs conditions, including but not limited to autism, Asperger’s, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and post-traumatic stress disorder. AARF supports local programs whose efforts reflect the common goal of minimizing and/or eliminating obstacles that interfere with independence.