HARDNOCS, “Choose to Include” “World Autism Month”

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  • When: 04/01/2021
  • QIC: Airbags (R)
  • The PAX: Saigon Sam (R), Wasted, Yard Sale (R), Inside Out (R), Trailer Park, Bada Boom (R), Shirley (R), Zamboni (R), Left Turn, Brown, Prunetang and House Party.

12 men joined QIC on a warm Thursday, April 1st, expecting possible rain, but posted anyway. The rain would hold off, but not the Beatdown! Being as it’s “Autism Awareness Month,” it’s the Q’s responsibility to RAISE THE AWARENESS! Down to the Final Four, so we would add a bit of B-Ball to our BD. Harlem Globetrotters, we are not, heck we are not even the Nocatee Globetrotters, but a good time nonetheless!

Warmups (15 of each in Cadence)
o Michael Phelps
o Reacher
o Imperial Stormkickers
o Prisoner Squats
o Peter Parkers
o Parker Peters
o Mountain Climbers
o Merkins
o SSHs
• Mosey to Basketball Courts
o Layup drill. If balls lands on ground, everyone does 5 Burpees
 Last man dribbles to next goal and starts (Do all 3 goals)
o Layup drill.
 6 layups on goal 1 or everyone does 10 Burpees
 8 layups on goal 1 or everyone does 10 Burpees
 10 layups on goal 1 or everyone does 10 Burpees
o Broad Jump Goal to Foul Line (All 3 goals)
 Bear Crawl to next
o Broad Jump Goal to Foul Line (All 3 goals)
 Crawl Bear to next
• Mosey to Field
o Line up at stage. Partner Up
• 200 Merkins, 200 Squats, 200 LBCs
• Partner runs through slalom course. (Compliments of Nocatee, not Q)
• Native American Run back to flag
• Stretches, cool down, finish with 25 SSHs
• Head count, COT, Announcement & Prayer Requests
• “Choose to Include!” Everyone wants to be accepted, especially individuals with special needs.
• Mark 12:31, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Autism by the Numbers
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
o A developmental disability than can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.
o People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people.
• 70 million people worldwide have.
• Affects 1 in 54 children.
• Affects 1 in 34 boys. (More than 4 times more than girls)
• Affects 1 in 144 girls.
• More children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.
• New case of Autism is diagnosed nearly every 20 minutes.
• Drowning is the leading cause of death of individuals with Autism.
• 65% of parents reported that their children had been victimized by peers in some way in the past year.
• 12% indicated their child had never been invited to a birthday party.
• 6% were almost always picked last for teams
• 3% at alone at lunch EVERY day.
• According to CDC, approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls suffer from sexual abuse before the age of 18.
• Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the US.

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