Atlas is proud to offer Kicking The Spectrum® to all our Atlas School Students!
Kicking The Spectrum® is an adaptive martial arts program developed to teach and motivate students with special needs. Established in 2010, this innovative program incorporates fitness and wellness into the fundamentals of martial arts.
Kicking The Spectrum® helps students reach their potential by practicing martial arts techniques. We strive to improve their physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being by increasing their overall social abilities and helping them expand beyond their limitations.
"Our goals are to increase the student’s awareness,self-esteem and confidence. These characteristics are achieved through fun and exercise, which are essentials to the program. Further benefits include improved attention, greater social skills and self-control, as well as increased levels of confidence, discipline and coordination."
View pictures and video from our Atlas events including two of our most recent, Autism Storytime with Barnes & Noble and the Wellness Workshop with SouthPaw.
A documentry about the inspiring relationship between a divorced father with sole-custody of his son, Alex, a non-verbal 16yr old on the autism spectrum. (An Atlas Family)