Ep.#127: Christina Danos shares how she has successfully utilized kettlebells and kettlebell sport to help raise awareness and support resources for Autism via Kettlebells 4 Autism

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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:
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