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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Autism and exercise - greater Orlando area
Various research studies evidence positive effects on individuals with autism. Exercise has been shown to decrease perceived aggressive behaviors by utilizing the same motor functions required for said behaviors. Some neurotypical behaviors include, but are not limited to, rocking, object tapping, pacing, hand flapping, aligning or spinning objects, grunting, and snapping. Autistic individuals are more susceptible to sensory overload, resulting in behavioral acts. Autistic find communication difficult and resort to communication methods that may seem inappropriate, socially unacceptable, or awkward. Exercise can help alleviate the frustration of autistic as well as that of their caregivers. If you or someone you know is autistic or has ADHD, depression, or other cognitive disorders, and you live in the central Florida area, contact us to learn more about how exercise can help alleviate symptoms of autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, as well as help non autistic family members relieve stress and share positive experiences with autistic children/adults.