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Joshua Garrin

Joshua Garrin holds a PhD in health psychology, an MS in cognitive and counseling psychology, and a BS in general psychology and journalism. Following the completion of his doctorate in 2014, Joshua was the recipient of Walden University’s Harold L. Hodgkinson Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research for his inquiry on health beliefs, outcome expectancies, and stress appraisal in college seniors. In addition, Joshua was the recipient of Walden University’s 2015 Presidential Alumni Research Dissemination Award for having published his award-winning dissertation research via multiple literary channels. In 2017, Joshua published The I-Way To Well: Mapping The Seven Selves Of Health Motivation (Motivational Press, 2017), an overview of the tools that he uses to help his clients recalibrate their motivational "compasses" for more self-determined journeys to optimal wellbeing. As a deeply compassionate psychologist, trainer, coach, and mentor, Joshua establishes a safe haven for growth and development across all stages of the learning curve. For his clients, there is nothing more empowering than experiencing the transformational shift from "I can’t" to "I can…and I will" to "I am." And for Joshua, there is nothing more rewarding. For more info visit joshuagarrinphd.com

The Value of the Personal Trainer

The Value of the Personal Trainer https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/value-of-the-personal-trainer/

On the pathway to adopting a healthy lifestyle, the exercise experience contains valuable opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to practice adaptive communication and socialization skills. To ensure a safe, enjoyable fitness experience, parents and caregivers may consider accessing the services of a certified personal trainer (CPT). Depending upon the individual’s level of […]

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Finding a Winning Special Needs Exercise Program

Finding a Winning Special Needs Exercise Program https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/winning-special-needs-exercise-program/

Whether in the gym, residential, or outdoor setting, engagement in routine exercise can help individuals on the autism spectrum to dramatically improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing. As time spent in the fitness setting creates opportunities to develop communication skills, facilitate sensory processing, and enhance social awareness, exercise task demands gradually transform into […]

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Routine Exercise: Achieving Better Health with Autism

Routine Exercise: Achieving Better Health with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/achieving-better-health-with-autism/

With each click, swipe, and scroll through our news feeds, new tips, trends, and techniques for achieving better health make it impossible to ignore what we already know to be true: Along with proper diet and adequate sleep, routine exercise is one of the keys to a maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, due to the […]

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