Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

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Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • After learners become familiar with each exercise, conduct physical education in centers, directing groups to visit each center to perform one activity at a time 
  • Give pupils the choice of which activities they which to complete during their physical education period 
  • Challenge class members to practice exercises at home
Classroom Considerations
  • April is Autism Awareness Month
  • Requires physical education equipment
  • The duration of the resource reflects the implementation of one or two activities a day over the course of five days 
  • Accompanies each activity description with a picture 
  • Exercise descriptions are clear and concise 
  • Activities cover a variety of muscle groups  
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