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Staying Active and Autism

Posted on April 13, 2018

Physical activity has many benefits for children with autism. Movement and outdoor time can be rejuvenating while releasing lots of pent-up energy. Physical activity can also help kids with autism learn to regulate their bodies and strengthen their muscles.

On MyAutismTeam, the social network and online support group for parents of kids with Autism, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Staying active is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about staying active:

My son exercises along with the TV

Trampoline helps my son work off his energy.

Are your kids in any extra activities?

The other day, two parents approached me after my son's baseball game and told me that they too have a son on the spectrum...

My son is so happy when he's at the gym.

I would like for my son to join a team of some sort. Baseball, basketball anything that involves a group. Does anyone have any ideas?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyAutismTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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Posted on April 13, 2018

A MyAutismTeam Member

My high functioning autism daughter discovered jogging at about 12.. she has run 6 half-marathons and would be more if she were able.. She loves workouts at the gym and running with running groups.

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