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Contact: Mitch Leff, mitch@leffassociates.com, (404) 861-4796

All About Developmental Disabilities Names Michael Stinson Manager of Recreation and Wellness

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 — All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) today announced Michael Stinson has been named as the new manager of recreation and wellness. Stinson will be responsible for all of the organization’s recreational and physical activities.

Every year AADD (www.aadd.org) provides support services, advocacy and training to more than 2,000 individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.

Stinson, an AFAA certified personal trainer, has been focusing on individuals with developmental disabilities for more than ten years. He is also a certified Powerlifting Coach for the Special Olympics. At AADD, he will administer sports & wellness activities like the popular bocce ball program, cardio fitness classes, small group circuit training and (fee-based) one-on-one personal training with individuals to achieve their personal goals.

“Michael Stinson brings a top caliber professional background with the passion and experience needed to help our clients with developmental disabilities achieve a higher level of physical fitness,” said Kathy Keeley, AADD’s executive director

Prior to joining AADD, Stinson was the fitness club director for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. He was the assistant director of health, fitness and recreation for the Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, NY, as well as club manager of Buffalo Fitness, club manager of Gold’s Gym in Buffalo, and assistant sales manager of the Buffalo Athletic Club.

Professional Background:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Red Cross CPR & AED certified
  • Member, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, AFAA
  • Certified Powerlifting Coach, Special Olympics North America
Stinson received his bachelor of science in education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. A frequent volunteer at Buckhead Church, he is also the founder of ACTion Team Atlanta, a local mission group encouraging good works. He lives in the Dunwoody neighborhood of Atlanta.

About All About Developmental Disabilities

Founded in 1956, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, advocacy and training opportunities for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities are defined as severe chronic disabilities that limit three or more critical functional abilities. Examples include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism disorders, fetal alcohol disorders and intellectual disabilities.  These disabilities often manifest early in life (before age 22) and last a lifetime.

Georgia relies on a disjointed system of services and support that cannot be sustained long-term.  Economic uncertainties are reducing funding support, even as the number of people in need increases.  AADD offers a range of services focusing on Family Support, Public Policy and Advocacy and Community Engagement.  For more information, go to www.AADD.org or call us at (404) 881-9777.

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