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Exercise and the Autism Population

by: Eric Chessen, MS

Ex Rx

Careful preparation and specific strategies can help trainers succeed with autistic athletes.

Mere decades ago, it was unfathomable for baseball, football, soccer and basketball athletes to include strength and conditioning exercises in their training. Misinformation about what strength training would do (not for men and women, but to them) was pervasive then, and it persists to this day.

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IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 10, Issue 9

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About the Author

Eric Chessen, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Eric Chessen, MS, is the founder of Autism Fitness. He is an exercise physiologist with an extensive educational and clinical background in applied behavior analysis. He has spent over a decade develo...