Autism, Athletics, and Activities (CP)


A presentation by Ron Sandison delivered at the 2017 Michigan Autism Conference

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Ron Sandison is well aware of the difference that involvement in athletics and activities can have on those with autism. For him, growing up on the spectrum, sports participation made all the difference in the quality of his day-to-day life. In this session, Ron shares tips on helping those with autism find a hobby, breaking them from the isolation of video games, connecting and developing confidence. He shares wisdom he has gained from interviewing Clay Marzo, a pro-surfer, Mikey Brannigan, a world class mile runner, Anthony Starego, a place kicker who was featured in ESPN’s Kick of Hope, Anthony Ianni, MSU basketball player, Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman, and many more.

About the Speaker

Ron Sandison works full time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. He is an advisory board member of Autism Society Faith Initiative of Autism Society of American. Sandison has a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University and Charisma House published hisA Parent’s Guide to Autism: Practical Advice. Biblical Wisdom. Ron and his wife, Kristen, reside in Rochester Hills, MI, with their pet rabbit, Babs, and cat, Frishma.ited to tell his story & share his message across the country & has inspired countless individuals to Live Your Dreams.