Basic Fitness to Awesome Autism Fitness Activities
In our Autism Fitness Programs, we begin with teaching basic movement skills that include the following movement patterns:
Pushing, Pulling, Bending, Locomotion
Once our students and athletes with autism begin to master the basic movements and gross motor deficits are replaced with new abilities, we can begin to put exercise activities together in creative combination. The video below features my athlete Richard, who has mastered the three activities we demonstrate. Since he can already complete each one of these exercises separately, we put them together into a “chain,” where one activity is followed by another. This is an outstanding way to develop strength endurance, short-term memory recall, socialization skills, and coordination. Enjoy!