I have been asked by a father to train his highly functioning mentally retarded daughter and his autistic son. He will be at the gym during the sessions, but I’m still a bit nervous as I’m not sure if this is in my scope of practice as a personal trainer and unsure of any contraindications. Any tips would be great!
Everyone is different in this aspect. I’d agree with Karin, contact their psychologist, care taker, doctor or family and see what they have to say.
These people might need more specialized care than the average client, so some extra investigating would really help. I’d say contraindications would refer to what you would already apply to high mentally functioning people as well- past injuries, surgeries etc.