America’s Workforce: Empowering All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stephen’s Place Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month The nationwide campaign takes place in October (Vancouver, WA) — September 12, 2018 — We’re pleased to announce our ongoing support for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National… Read More

Why Does Independent Living Matter?

What do you think when you hear the words “independent living?” What comes to mind when the term “adult care home” is mentioned? Do you imagine medical teams wearing white jackets and blue scrubs? Do you envision walking through sterile hallways lined with wheelchairs and stretchers? Can you hear the buzzing intercoms and security doors… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | Barbell Back Squat

Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is inside the Stephen’s Place building, Specialty Athletic Training… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | Barbell Bent Over Row

Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is inside the Stephen’s Place building, Specialty Athletic Training… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | BOSU Plank

Specialty Athletic Training is an inclusive health and wellness group that began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | DB Bench Press

Every week our in-house fitness company, Specialty Athletic Training, uses their knowledge to serve up quick #wellnesswednesday tips and inclusive exercises for every ability level. For this week’s inclusive exercise, we have the DB Bench Press. Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | DB Goblet Reverse Lunge

Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is inside the Stephen’s Place building, Specialty Athletic Training… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | Band Bicep Curl

Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is inside the Stephen’s Place building, Specialty Athletic Training… Read More

Swop Screen Time for Active Time This Summer

Article Credit: Ryan Lockard As featured in Portland Family Magazine (May 2015) As the school year comes to a close, children begin to count the days until the best part of summer: their freedom! I asked one of our clients yesterday, “Henry, how many days of school do you have left?” Without hesitation, he shouted,… Read More

Braille Reading Resources

We all get to read books and internet articles on a regular basis. Well, actually, not all of us. It’s so much harder to find a good read when you’re blind. Given that, we’ve gathered a couple of great links and placed them into this article. If you’re looking for new books or other reading materials for… Read More