In 2010 Philippe Manning realized a long-cherished wish. He developed a unique sports program for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, Classic Autism), ADHD and Down Syndrome. The method combines sport with the teaching of five universal skills: Joint attention, Motor development, Socio-emotional skills, Motivation, and Participation.
In 2013 Philippe’s father John joined the organization. Together they obtained charity status from the CRA, formed the new corporation and called it Proset Autism/Autisme Proset. John took on the role of Secretary and Treasurer, responsible for all financial and legal administration, government interactions, and fundraising requests. Our first grant was provided by the City of Vaudreuil.
Much good progress was accomplished in those early years, including, registering the company with the Canadian Intellectual Property office, copywriting our lesson plans, drawing up contracts with various schools and becoming visible to some members of Parliament.
Proset’s adapted, fun, and innovative program continues to demonstrate a positive impact on participants of all ages and their families. Our ongoing success is driven by the enthusiasm, passion and drive of Philippe and John, as well as the dedicated staff, board members, volunteers, and generous sponsors who support us.