The Autism Fitness Toolbox™

Bring effective, fun and meaningful fitness to every individual

THE AUTISM FITNESS TOOLBOX IS A COMPREHENSIVE, STEP-BY STEP GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE, APPROPRIATE, SUCCESSFUL EXERCISE AND ADAPTIVE PE PROGRAMS FOR AUTISM AND SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS. THE CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES ENSURE THAT PROGRAMS CAN BE DEVELOPED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP REGARDLESS OF THEIR CURRENT ABILITY LEVELS.

The Autism Fitness Toolbox was designed as a flow chart for assessing physical, adaptive, and cognitive abilities as they relate to exercise and movement activities. When you purchase the Autism Fitness Toolbox you receive instant access to:
  • In-depth explanations of behavioral and cognitive concepts
  • Guide to the PAC Profile to assess Physical, Adaptive and Cognitive abilities
  • Exercise overviews
  • The PAC Profile Assessment
  • Programming templates and sample programs
  • Access to the Autism Fitness Toolbox video library of exercise progressions and regressions featuring actual Autism Fitness athletes
  • Videos of PAC Profile Assessment sessions
  • Updates to the program sent directly to you including new videos

The Toolbox Comes With

IN-DEPTH COVERAGE OF AUTISM FITNESS CONCEPTS AND METHODS

Covering the Physical, Adaptive, and Cognitive approaches that are the foundation of programming. Concepts are derived from evidence-based practices and widely supported via anecdotal data. This section covers the “Why” of Autism Fitness Programming.

ASSESSMENT VIDEOS FEATURING AUTISM FITNESS ATHLETES

Footage of entire PAC Assessment sessions as examples of real-world scenarios.

THE PAC PROFILE ASSESSMENT

Taking Physical, Adaptive, and Cognitive Skills into consideration allows the practitioner to develop a strategy for exercise selection, positive behavior support/motivation/success-driven environment, and coaching/cuing. The PAC Assessment provides the user with an understanding of current ability levels. The “What” of Autism Fitness Programming.

FLOW CHARTS

The guideline to strategy from Physical, Adaptive, and Cognitive baselines. Once you assess with the PAC Profile, this is your planning stage.

EXERCISES WITH PROGRESSIONS AND REGRESSIONS

Exercise and activity selection are crucial for optimal physical development. Through the documents and featured videos the Toolbox provides an array of progressions, regressions, and actual Autism Fitness session footage. The “How” of Autism Fitness Programming from the physical perspective.

PROGRAMMING TEMPLATES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

Fitness sessions regularly used in Autism Fitness Programming with progressions and regressions for each activity.

The Autism Fitness Toolbox is the essential resource for professionals & parents

WHY THE AUTISM FITNESS TOOLBOX BY ERIC CHESSEN

  • Eric Chessen
    Eric ChessenFounder

Today, the goal of Autism Fitness is to bring effective, fun, and meaningful fitness and Adaptive PE programs to as many on the autism spectrum as possible. Through the educational branch of Autism Fitness (info products, on-site and distance consulting, and seminars), the mission is to educate and enable fitness professionals, special educators, therapists, and parents. As fitness should be treated as a life skill and lifelong pursuit, it is crucial that every individual, regardless of age or ability have access to exercise and movement programs that meet their needs.