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Controlled Chaos and Why it Works

A few weeks ago I partnered up with the NY Metro chapter of the National Autism Association for our 2nd Autism Fitness in the Park event.  On paper it reads great. Outdoor environment, free to attend, all ages and ability levels, fitness activities. Allow me

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Abstract Art

A recent criticism of Crossfit, to which I have zero affiliation or commercial interest, is that competing in Crossfit and the Crossfit games themselves are “competing to be the best exerciser,” which is damn funny. The premise here is that we train for something, whether

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Autism and Sports : An Analogy

Remember those Choose-your-own-adventure books? It may be an 80’s thing. At key points in the story, the reader had to choose which course of action the main character would take. Typical of the genre, a good decision would yield treasure (the shiny gold ‘n ruby

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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

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