The Fab 5 Eating Habits

New to eating clean? or ever wonder when you should eat your meals? Here are 5 healthy eating habits that will help improve your nutrient timing, calorie control, and food selection. Eat every 2-4 hours: The average American eats 3 meals a day with snacks in between. If this sounds like you’re eating pattern, try… Read More

Box Squat Exercises

If you are doing this with your child (or partner) and they have a difficult time maintaining proper posture or sitting down under control, simply stand in front of them and allow them to use your hands as needed. 1) Start with feet slightly wider than shoulder width 2) While keeping your chest up and… Read More

Fitness FAQ of the Week

I often receive emails from personal trainers asking for exercise tips that would help them train a new client that has autism. Here are some tips and things to remember: 1. Program design process stays the same – People are looking for a personal trainer because they are seeking something a little extra in their exercise routine…. Read More

Superman Exercises

This is a fun core exercise that you can do at home. You can also tailor the name to your child’s interest as well (ex. Harry Potters, Iron Mans, etc). Make it fun and interactive!   1. Lie stomach down on the floor. 2. Raise both arms and legs off the ground. Try to keep… Read More

What You Might Be Missing If You’re Vegetarian

  Did you know that 70% of Americans suffer from ailments related to their diet, which can be improved from following a plant-based diet? Or that it takes approximately 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef? There are several health and environmental reasons why people choose to follow a plant-based diet…. Read More

Exercise at Stephen’s Place – Wall Presses

This exercise is great for individuals that are not able to do push-ups and need to work on their upper body strength. It requires no equipment and can be done at home. Start by standing in front of a wall with your arms extended in front of you. Place hands on the wall (fingers pointing… Read More

Employment: Building Opportunities for All

  As an Independent Apartment Community, we would go to the ends of the earth and back to help our residents feel fulfilled and capable. We offer a variety of means to support this. One area that often presents a challenge is in the area of employment. This includes finding companies that will support an… Read More

Last Minute Holiday Side Dishes

The holiday season is in full swing now and for most of us, that means lots of good, homemade food!  If you don’t have the time to prepare a 5 star meal for the family, we came up with a list of quick and easy side dishes to make for that last minute dash to… Read More

The History Of Santa

We all remember a time when we left cookies and milk on the hearth for Santa and waited all night to see if we could spot him coming down the chimney.  It’s part of the magic of Christmas and the season of believing.  Here at Stephen’s Place, we make sure every one of our residents… Read More

Sensory Gift Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays bring a touch extra work to the already overpacked schedule of any parent/carer/human. We were thinking about these rather simple yet very effective gifts and thought we’d share. Large-piece Puzzles When you’re a person like likes to solve a problem, puzzles are the ultimate game. Large-piece Legos Similar to the puzzles, Legos have… Read More