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Finding the Best Exercise To Fight Obesity with Autism

Finding the Best Exercise To Fight Obesity with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-fitness/

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 5 children aged 6-19 years old is obese¹. This means that they have excess body fat, putting their body mass index (BMI) scores above the 95th percentile. While there are a number of factors that may contribute to these statistics, the reality is that […]

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Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids

Easy Ways to Increase Physical Activity Time with ASD Kids https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/increase-physical-activity-autism-kids

Physical activity is an important part of everyone’s life and well-being. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, children under 18 should have a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Adults should have 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. Recent studies have revealed, however, people are […]

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The Importance of Activity and How to Include it in Daily Life

The Importance of Activity and How to Include it in Daily Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/importance-of-activity-in-daily-life

Before I became a parent, I judged a lot of things other parents did. Because my background is physical education, specifically, adapted physical education for kids with disabilities, I was very much a judge and juror to parents who didn’t participate in regular physical activity with their kids. Then I became a parent to twins […]

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Issue 67 – Preparing for Adulthood With Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World Learn ways to help your adult child transition from living at home to successfully enter the adult world. Safia Fatima Mohiuddin What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC Evaluations A certified speech-language […]

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Great Ways Exercise Can Benefit Kids with Autism for Life

Exercise Benefits Autism For Life

“There are many reasons to encourage fitness activities for youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Regular physical activity has been shown to enhance both behavior and mood.” Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. Irving B. Harris Professor, Director – Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, Chief of Child Psychiatry, Yale New Haven Hospital, Editor […]

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Issue 51 – School: Preparing Your Child for Transition

Issue 51 - School - Preparing Your Child for Transition

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Using Simple Rewards to Get Your Child with Autism to School on Time! The president of Total Life Counseling Center shares his expert tips for making the morning school routine go more smoothly. Jim West, MA, LMHC 5 Top Ways to Emotionally Connect with Your […]

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HELP: I Need Communication Advice for Autistic Grandson

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A grandfather from Singapore asks… My eldest grandson (age 5) is autistic. His parents work full-time so I am his caretaker.  He is very picky about his food, does not talk, is hyperactive, walks on his toes, has difficulty concentrating, wakes up in the middle of the night, is not potty-trained, and fiddles with his […]

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Six Steps to a Fun, Friendly, Family Fitness Program

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“Wow, how did you get him/her to do that?,” parents often ask me. Whether their seven-year-old son just performed a jump for the first time or their seventeen-year-old daughter triumphed over a Dynamax ball squat, Sandbell slam, and bear walk combo, one of the highlights of my profession is demonstrating capabilities. And it isn’t quite […]

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