Adaptive Martial Arts

ABC of NC in collaboration with Champions in Motion offers a FREE adaptive martial arts program for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The program goals is to help individuals with autism gain self-confidence and increase concentration.

DSC_0010Instructor:  Cindy Andree Bowen, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do as well as Board Certified Behavior Analyst, will be providing self-defense instruction with the assistance of ABC of NC staff and/or CIM Black Belt instructors.

Instructor:  Allison Hall, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, will be providing self-defense instruction and overall physical activity with the assistance of ABC of NC staff and/or CIM Black Belt instructors.

Schedule:  All sessions are offered on Monday evenings to members of the community with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis or with demonstrated characteristics of ASD, as well as their Neurotypical (NT) siblings.

  • Little Champions” Ages 4–8 Group Instruction, 5:00–5:30 p.m.
    This class has a 15-student capacity with 4 slots available for NT siblings (siblings may be older than age 7). First come first served. *Students in this class should have: some imitation skills, some interest in same aged peers, ability to follow routines/simple instructions and minimal to no aggressive/self-injurious behavior.
  • “Big Champions” Ages 9–18 Group Instruction, 5:30–6:00 p.m.
    This class has a 15-student capacity with 4 slots available for NT siblings (siblings should be at least 8 years old.) First come first served. *Students in this class should have: some imitation skills, some interest in same aged peers, ability to follow routines/simple instructions and minimal to no aggressive/self-injurious behavior.
  • “Mighty Champions” Ages 4–8 Individualized Instruction, 4:30–5:00 p.m.
    This class is for students who would have difficulty participating in the above groups due to having more significant communication and/or social challenges. This class has a 10-student capacity (no NT slots available). First come first served. Students in this class should have: ability to follow simple instructions and minimal to no aggressive/self-injurious behavior.

For more information contact Cindy Andree Bowen at Cindy.Andree@abcofnc.org.

Registration must be turned in at the ABC of NC front desk.

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