Helping Create Meaningful Inclusion Nationwide

Ausome has provided Community Training and customized training to organizations in the Ottawa area since 2016. When an opportunity to train a national organization presented itself, Ausome jumped on the chance. We knew we could help them design a fitness program with meaningful inclusion.

Last fall, Anna Whyte, Ausome’s Director of Training, met with the GoodLife Kids Foundation to understand the goals of their MOVE by GoodLife Kids program, which is designed to get youth with autism and intellectual disabilities from across Canada active. Anna developed customized training and resources that equipped MOVE Coaches with practical tools they could begin implementing immediately to better support their athletes in a virtual setting.

What began as a pilot program in November 2020, MOVE has continued to grow across Canada. In June, Ausome provided GoodLife Kids Foundation with another round of intensive training for their new Coaches and Support Agents, and helped to strategize their lesson plans to better suit the needs of their participants.

The training provided by Ausome ensures the MOVE team understands how to modify fitness programming to better suit the needs of youth with intellectual disabilities or autism.

MOVE Coach Kim shared with us, The Ausome coaches’ training was a valuable use of time. This compact certification was very professional, efficient and jam-packed with useful content. It helped to bridge some gaps and better equip coaches to specialize and individualize workouts for participants on the spectrum…”

Ausome is proud to work with local and national organizations to deliver custom training that supports their ambitions to create an environment of true and meaningful inclusion for all individuals with autism.