Episode 127: Christina Danos on the importance of Kettlebells 4 Autism for raising awareness

Christina Danos created Kettlebells 4 Autism with the goal of raising awareness about autism through kettlebell training and sport. KB4A supports not-for-profit organizations devoted to autism research, treatment, and/or the delivery of evidenced based practices, to those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.
By way of an annual Kettlebells 4 Autism Fundraising Event, and merchandise sales, KB4A riases funds for a minimum of 4 not-for-profit organizations per year. The tiny in stature, yet strong on the kettlebell platform with a heart, autism advocate joins the LLA podcast to discuss the following :

  • What drew Christina into the area of autism awareness & autism services
  • How Christina connect autism awareness with kettlebell sport
  • Christina shares what autism is and what it isn't and why autism goes beyond the movie "Rain Man"
  • Why it is essential to provide support for not only those on the autism spectrum, but their caregivers as well
  • Are there viable health care resource options for those on the spectrum with lower income
  • Christina discusses the importance of physical activity for individuals on the autism spectrum 
  • What are the needs not normally discussed regarding autism in adults and autism from a global standpoint 
  • Christina discusses the importance of Autism Awareness Month
  •  How did Kettlebells 4 Autism connect with Jason Dolby's "One Hour Long Cycle" charity event in 2015, what's next for both organizations, & how can you get involved today

All this and much more:

Links & Resources mentioned in the show:

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Kettlebells 4 Autism website: kettlebells4autism.com

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment: http://www.asatonline.org/

The Global Autism Project: http://globalautismproject.org

Eric Chessen's Autism Fitness: http://autismfitness.com

One Hour Long Cycle Event: http://onehourlongcycle.com

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