Physical Activity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Exploring Barriers and the Role of Physical Therapy

Aug 26 2013 12:00 am
Dec 31 2013 11:59 pm
America/New York
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Brief Description
The purpose of this study is to learn more about children with autism and their families, with a focus on participation in physical activity. Topics will include therapy, community programs, and exercise options available to the child(ren). Additionally, it will attempt to identify if early physical therapy intervention, social support, and physical activity opportunities help to increase the overall wellness in children diagnosed with ASD.
Inclusion criteria:  Survey participants completing the survey must be 18 years of age or older, must be English speaking, and should be reporting on children with autism between the ages of 3-21 years old.
Exclusion criteria:  Individuals who are not yet adults (infants, children, teenagers) are excluded from the research survey. Prisoners are excluded from the research survey.
Contact Information
Natalie Dankberg, SPT