My name is Noah Springer and I am running the Boston Marathon this year for The Whole Child. I have been working at The Whole Child for a few years and have been fortunate enough to have formed meaningful bonds with all the children that I work with and greatly enjoy watching them learn and grow both internally and externally. I am running to show all the children that all goals can be achieved with hard work and that any obstacle in life can be overcome with a little perseverance. A marathon is the ultimate mental and physical event in running and thus is symbolic of the most difficult scenarios my children may face in life whether at school, at home, or in another aspect in life. So by completing a marathon, I am hoping to not only make them proud, but to show them that no matter how great the obstacles or how long they may seem to last, there is always a way to rise above and conquer.
I recently received my certification as a Level 1 Autism Fitness Coach. I enjoy my career using Applied Behavioral Analysis as a Behavioral Support Specialist and this Autism Fitness Certification bridges both my personal training and Applied Behavioral Analysis degree. This certification combines the complex intersection of Applied Behavioral Analysis, Learning Styles & Systems in Education and Exercise Sciences, that together forms the underlying functional framework of Autism Fitness. This included exploring Autism's medical history, symptoms, and evidence based strategies to overcome known developmental deficits, plus unique ways to adapt fitness programming to meet these unique needs.
About The Whole Child:
We are dedicated to providing support and empowerment to children in the local community who have social/emotional challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, and emotional disabilities. We partner with the local schools and pediatricians to fill an important gap for kids who need extra help in the area of social cues, making and keeping friends, understanding others perspectives, and self-advocacy. In this complicated world we are raising our children in, these skills are the key for them to reach their potential as a independent, responsible and caring member of our community.
Please support Noah on his run for The Whole Child and it's kids!