Physical activities are vitally important for children with and without disabilities. They promote healthy lifestyles, but can also benefit individuals with autism in unique ways. In the U.S., the prevalence of overweight among children with ASD increases by 19% with an additional 36% at risk for being overweight. Being overweight can put children at increased risk for numerous health problems including; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problems, and even depression. (1)
Keeping our campus participants active and healthy, through golf, fitness, soccer, tennis, and yoga is our key goal.
Ernie Els #GameON Autism (TM) Golf runs May 22- June 28, 2018
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Yoga runs June 5 – July 24, 2018
Times: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please check back for the 2018 Fall Schedule.
(1) Source: Autism Speaks: Sports, Exercise, and the Benefits of Physical Activity for Individuals with Autism