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Autism-Friendly Workout Clothes

Your child with Autism experiences this world in a much more grounded, tactile way. Take the tag of your shirt tickling the back of your neck, for example. Those without sensory issues don’t even register that this is happening after a while. However, it’s a daily struggle for those with Autism. With sensory-friendly general clothes…

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3 Exercises for People in Wheelchairs

Being in a wheelchair doesn’t keep you from getting around, and it definitely won’t stop you from being your fittest self! There are a number of exercises you can do while you’re in your wheelchair that can build strength, endurance, and flexibility. Lose weight, get toned or just get healthier with these three exercises for…

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Top 3 Ways Special Strong Helps Special Needs

What I am about to tell you is quite embarrassing. I don’t want you to look down on other professionals for knowing it.  The truth is that the health and fitness industry has very poor regulations and very low standards.  By doing a quick Google search, you can find many companies who offer online certification…

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The Best Home Workout Equipment for Special Needs

There are plenty of benefits to having a gym membership for your special needs child. Among these are having access to professional fitness equipment and personal trainers. You may also find that taking your child to the gym can help with any social behavioral issues. But there may be times when going to the gym…

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Exercises You Can Do With Your Service Dog

Working out seems like a chore to the average person, but it can become tolerable and even fun with the right workout buddy – your service dog, for example! Usually, when able-bodied and -minded people think of a service dog, they imagine that the owner is blind, but there are many other reasons why someone…

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4 Workouts That Reduce Behaviors in Children With Special Needs

Children with special needs experience a lot of feelings and sensations that are difficult for them to interpret or express. Sometimes these feelings and sensations can be so strong that they become overwhelming. It can cause your child to act out – sometimes even making them feel cornered enough to hit a playmate, a sibling…

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Dating And Special Needs – When is it the Right Time?

Dating And Special Needs – When is it the Right Time? Dating is often a hot subject. With the rise of social media and mobile apps, there are infinite opportunities to meet your romantic match. However, when it comes to teens and adults with special needs, there may be fewer opportunities to make a love…

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Physical Therapy for Special Needs

Physical Therapy for Special Needs With the services we provide, we are often asked “what is physical therapy for special needs and how is it different than personal training?  Many special needs clients have both an outside physical therapist and a personal trainer with Special Strong.  We often work in conjunction with therapists to provide…

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Top Three Exercise Equipment for Special Needs

Top Three Exercise Equipment for Special Needs As personal trainers for special needs children, our clients ask us a lot of questions. One of the most common questions they ask us on a regular basis is “what types of in-home exercises can my son or daughter do?” Inasmuch as we specialize in physical fitness training…

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Top Special Needs Home Exercises

Top Special Needs Home Exercises Did you know that there are thousands of different exercises for special needs?  Where do you even start?  As a company that has worked with several hundred special needs clients, we have identified some of the top special needs home exercises. Functional exercise – exercises that translate into everyday activities.…

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