Exercise, Autism, and New Possibilities


  • David S. Geslak


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There are two things we know for sure about autism: These children learn differently, and their parents are desperately looking for help. And one thing that is becoming increasingly clear is that exercise can help a lot of kids, maybe even most. With all the dedicated and tireless research efforts that prove exercise can make a positive impact on autism, it is a surprise that exercise is still not more accepted by both parents and schools. To get the parents, teachers, administrators and therapists on board, we have to adapt to their needs. Raising more awareness is not the answer. That approach begs more questions. We need to educate, teach them simple exercises, and share the success stories of what exercise can do. The results speak for themselves, and they speak in a loud, clear voice. Exercise makes things better.





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