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Autism Awareness Month | For Your Family: Exercise and Autism


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March is Autism Awareness Month in the US. With as many different variations as there are victims of this disease, Autism continues to be a struggle for families around the world.
This article addresses the trend of obesity in autistic children that is disproportional to the national average.

WLS-TV Chicago
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More than half of children with autism spectrum disorders are overweight, at risk for diabetes or cardiovascular disease, have bone and joint problems or suffer from depression, anxiety and gastrointestinal problems. Those alarming statistics were the impetus for a new book on exercise-related activities for children with autism, written by nationally recognized fitness expert Suzanne M. Gray.



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