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Everything…Condensed

Movement and play are part of our primal, evolutionary heritage. For children with autism, play skills and movement are often challenges from both physical and cognitive perspectives. Looking at the history of human movement, we initially required optimal movement for survival purposes. As we evolved,

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Wii Missed the Point

Many of the middle school kids with whom I work are constantly tied to a computer. If they are not playing on their desktop at home they have a hand held system at their disposal in the school. Technological advancements aside, and yes they are

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The Importance of Family-Centered Fitness

I work with my clients, at most, 3x a week. While this is certainly a great beginning for fitness in the life of a child with autism, a family-centered approach is the most optimal situation. I’ve written a great deal on the importance of healthy

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May 2nd Autism Fitness Initiative in Austin Texas

Austin Autism Fitness Initiative May 2, 2009 CATZ sports facility I) Overview: It is evident that the current social and educational climate in the U.S. is not conducive to the optimal development of health and wellness for children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults on the

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Here’s the point…

As the Founder of Autism Fitness, my goal is to focus on helping parents, educators, and fitness/wellness professionals to develop successful fitness and exercise programs for young individuals on the autism spectrum. This blog will serve as a sister site to our home page, www.AUTISMFITNESS.com

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Welcome to my New Blog at EricChessen.com

I am excited to announce the launching of this blog.  This will help you understand my personal journey working with Children of Autism regarding fitness and exercise programs. I have made it my life’s work to educate parents and dispell the myths and lies related

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