Posts tagged fitness for autistic teens
How Exercise Affects Stimming in Autistic Children

The term "stimming" is short for self-stimulatory behavior. I see two types of stimming behavior among the children and young adults in my autism physical fitness practice: positive and negative. In both groups, a program of vigorous exercise reduces the need to stim, possibly because exercise releases beta-endorphins just like stimming.

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FAQS - What Are Simple At-Home Exercises for Autistic Kids

As Director of the ASD Fitness Program at 92Y in New York, and in my private practice, I work with children on the autism spectrum who are ages three to 18. Exercise “homework” is an important part of the programs, and I often recommend simple gross motor activities like these.

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