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Martin Block

Martin Block

Martin Block is a Professor in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. He was an adapted physical education teacher working with children with disabilities including children with ASD. For the past 30 years Professor Block has been training future adapted physical educators to work with children with ASD in physical education and physical activity settings. Part of his research agenda includes helping young adults with ASD become more physically active.

Helping your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be Physically Active and Reduce Stress at Home

Helping your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be Physically Active and Reduce Stress at Home

Exercise, both high energy and stress reducing physical activity, is one of the most underutilized and cost-effective interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is particularly important with children staying home during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place edicts by governors all across the U.S.  Interestingly, a recent survey through SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research) […]

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