My gym is my happy place and there are many reasons I love it there. The people, the workouts, the music and just the all around vibe. You are probably wondering why I am posting this here....well, there is another reason I love my gym.....
My gym has teenage boys with autism (along with their aides) from a local school come in and work! Yup, my gym! This makes me so happy! They stock the shelves with clean towels and they pack up the used ones for laundry pick-up. They are there 5 days a week, working so hard.
The first day that I noticed this going on I went up to the front desk to inquire. I asked Henry at the desk what was going on. He told me that the school had contacted the gym and asked if this situation would be possible and they gym said yes!
At the moment, being a mom of an almost teenage son with autism, I got a tear in my eye. There is nothing more important then getting the kids out in the community, around people and doing meaningful things.
Everyday now when I am at the gym I make it a point to go over and say hello to the boys and tell them they are doing a great job. I not only love my gym but I am proud to be a member there.
An Advocate for Anyone with Autism or for Anyone That Knows Someone with Autism