The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise. As the prevalence increases, so to does the interest in the health and well-being of those diagnosed. Research supports the benefits of exercise for autism. Studies have highlighted the need for effective exercise interventions for children and adolescents with ASD. Exercise not only reduces the negative effects of inactivity, but also assists with the management of ASD symptoms. Despite evidence supporting the importance of exercise for autism, youth with ASD do less physical activity than their peers. Given that 80% of Aussie kids don't get enough exercise, this is cause...

Do you know of someone that has Autism? Whether it be a family member, a colleague or a friend. Exercise has been shown to help with Autism. What is Autism? Autism is a complex neurobiological, developmental disorder that is typically diagnosed in childhood and often lasts throughout a person's lifetime. The characteristics of autism include an impaired ability to communicate and relate to others socially, a restricted range of activities, and repetitive behaviours such as following very specific routines. What has the research shown? It has been shown that vigorous or strenuous exercise is associated with decreases in stereotypic (self-stimulatory) behaviours, hyperactivity, aggression,...