Special Needs Workouts – Box Squats

Specialty Athletic Training demonstrates some exercises for special needs workouts. Ryan Lockard is back with this week with another exercise for special needs workouts.  If you are doing this with your child (or partner) they may have a difficult time maintaining proper posture or sitting down under control.  To help with this, simply stand in… Read More

Special Needs Fitness FAQ

Ryan Lockard answers frequently asked questions about special needs fitness tips. 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 ideas for special needs fitness routines and things to remember: 1. Program design process stays the same – People are looking… Read More

Special Needs Exercises – Superman

Specialty Athletic Training brings special needs exercises to Stephen’s Place Ryan Lockard of Specialty Athletic Training will be partnering with us every week for videos on special needs exercises. For today, 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… Read More

What You Might Be Missing If You’re Vegetarian

Ryan Lockard of Specialty Athletic Training discusses health tips a vegetarian diet. Did you know that 70% of Americans suffer from ailments related to their diet, which can be improved from following a vegetarian diet? Or that it takes approximately 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef? There are several health… Read More

Stephen’s Place Exercises – Wall Presses

Stephen’s Place exercises brought to you in partnership with Specialty Athletic Training. Ryan Lockard will be pairing with us to do weekly Stephen’s Place exercises!  He will be giving us tips about fitness routines for individuals with developmental disabilities.  This move is great for those who are not able to do push-ups and need to… Read More

Special Needs Employment: Building Opportunities for All

Stephen’s Place works to create opportunities for special needs employment. 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… Read More

Last Minute Holiday Side Dishes

If you didn’t have enough time to prepare for that family dinner, here are some last minute holiday dish ideas. 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,… 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

Shopping for gifts can be hard, but here are some ideas for sensory presents that anyone can enjoy. 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 sensory gifts and thought we’d share. Large-piece Puzzles When you’re a person… Read More

Top 5 No-Bake Holiday Recipes

Christmas dishes can get complicated quickly, so here are some easy, no-bake holiday recipes to bring home this year. Every year around the holidays we start seeing more recipes for delicious Christmas treats, from easy cookies to intricate cakes.  We’d like to share some of the ones we found for this season, especially since they’re… Read More