Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013
Principal Investigator: Zachary E. Warren, Ph.D.
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC TRIAD) is an organization dedicated to supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, and their teachers.
The mission of the TRIAD Running Club is to provide teens with ASD the opportunity to participate in a community program to promote physical well-being and the development of new relationships. Throughout the training program, teens with ASD will be paired with typically developing teens and/or young adults to provide opportunities for adult facilitated peer interactions.
The TRIAD Running Club is a collaborative effort between TRIAD and Fleet Feet Sports of Nashville. As part of this program, teens with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will be invited to participate in Fleet Feet’s No Boundaries 5K training program. The program will support those who have never run before as well as those with running experience.
Group workouts will be led by coaches and mentors and will include core strengthening and yoga. Saturday workouts will be followed by information clinics on topics such as gearing up head to toe, nutrition/hydration, and proper stretching.
The group will meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. at Fleet Feet Sports, 330 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN.
The TRIAD Running Club is currently seeking teens with ASD as well as typically developing teens and young adults interested in participating in this exciting opportunity.
TRIAD will ask teens and their caregivers to complete questionnaires and interviews related to social skills, emotional well-being, and health before and after the 10-week Running Club program.
Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are 13 to 17 on March 2, 2013.
Typically developing young people who are 16 to 22 on March 2, 2013.
Running /walking workouts, access to clinics and a t-shirt at no cost.
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