05/04/13 There are few fitness programs children and adults with autism. Physical skills normally developed in infancy are a challenge for the autism population. In some instances children struggling with autism spectrum have problems with their motor imbalances, which affect gait and posture. But benefits go beyond improving fitness levels, exercise also helps adults and children with autism improve their ability to focus.
Besides improving fitness, motor function, and behavior, among the most important advantages of physical activity are the social implications of group exercise for those with autism. Additionally, exercise can discourage aggressive and self-injurious behavior while improving attention spans.” Geraldine Dawson and Michael Rosanoff, Autism Speaks.
Josh Bolen has worked as a care provider with the Autism population for seven years. He works one on one with individuals to better improve their cognitive, social, and physical skills. Josh also has a passion for working out. Exercise has been a very important attribute in his life; it helped him with his ADHD, by implementing discipline and enhancing his physical capabilities.