More than 2,500 miles away, Oregon State is never far from mind
IMPACT is a noisy, joyous program providing children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities the opportunity to move their bodies, play with peers and develop a passion for lifelong physical activity.
Undergraduate kinesiology student Ashley Haller found out about Oregon State’s campus-wide startup competition just a few weeks before it began. She had never heard of it, but when approached about participating, she didn’t hesitate.
After transitioning out of the IMPACT program, 33-year-old Jeff Collins, who is on the autism spectrum and experiences intellectual and developmental disabilities, shares his love of fitness as a mentor to an 18-year-old friend.