March 29 - Sports, Exercise, and the Benefits of Physical Activity for Individuals with Autism

With the diagnosis of autism on the rise at an alarming rate, more and more students diagnosed with this affliction are beginning to participate in organized sports.  Its interesting to note that according to Autism Speaks, "research and anecdotal evidence suggest that some alternative therapeutic choices that include sports, exercise, and other physical activities can be a useful adjunct to traditional behavioral interventions, leading to improvement in symptoms, behaviors, and quality of life for individuals with autism."

The Autism Speaks website provides a plethora of excellent information for helping these brave children.