Mission Statement

Flat Iron Supports, LLC follows ODP's mission to support Individuals with Intellectual disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice, and opportunity in their everyday lives.

Who We Are:

Matt and Sean Charlton served as Special Olympic coaches for over seventeen years. In the beginning they became involved in coaching to better support Danny. Matt's son and Sean's brother.  Ultimately, Power Lifting kick started the idea behind Flat Iron. They recognized the positive impact the sport had on each athletes self-confidence, strength, and the pride they felt. Participating in Power Lifting offered an opportunity for these individuals to accomplish personal goals they set for themselves resulting in higher self-esteem.  After researching, they saw the need for a program geared toward helping the athletes maintain their strength.  In 2007 father and son founded Flat Iron Supports, a fitness oriented program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We have incorporated all aspects of healthy living  into our  program. We understand the importance of confidence and the role it plays in our everyday lives. We place great emphasis on being active, socializing, and being independent. Flat Iron provides the tools necessary for every person to obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

What We Offer:

  • ​​The opportunity to maximize the quality of life for all individuals in PA with disabilities by using the community as a teaching tool. Through community participation, our clients learn proper social skills all while being a productive member of society. Under the supervision of trained staff, all Individuals have the ability to increase their money skills while making purchases at local stores in the community.  We aim to supply clients with the tools which will allow them to live a more independent and healthier life.

  • A group setting with an Individual approach. Before starting our program, each person will identify goals they desire to accomplish while attending. Goals range from making independent money transactions, telling time, losing weight, reading, and so much more. Flat Iron also has a learning room with computers which are used to aid in individuals goals.​

  • A friendship with a local Crossfit affiliate where our clients participate in group fitness classes. For those clients interested we also offer Zumba. Each person upon beginning our program is evaluated by our personal trainer and an individualized plan will be carried out accordingly.

  • Community Participation Supports.  10 years of experience with a 50/50 split between our facility and the community.  Small groups in the community with a 1:3 staff to client ratio.  β€‹

  • We believe each individual should be independently treated with respect with disregard to sex, age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities.  We value each individual's participation in the design, choice, and provision of services to meet their unique needs.  We are to protect individuals from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 

Who We Service:

Flat Iron Supports, LLC offers supports to Individuals with Intellectual disabilities who are waiver funded through the state of Pennsylvania.

* Please note: If you desire to lose weight you should seek a physician to get a dietary plan as well

*Admissions, provisions of services, and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national orgin, age, or sex.