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CHKD offering fitness program designed for children with autism


NORFOLK, Va. — The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters has a fitness program designed specifically for children who have autism.

Autism Fitness Class at Oakbrooke is an eight-week class designed to improve the overall health and quality of life of children and teens ages 6-21 on the autism spectrum through resistance and aerobic exercise. 

The pretest class will take place on January 18, 2020, and the post-test is scheduled for, March 7, 2020. 

Program Benefits:
• Increased social behavior
• Increased sensory skills
• Increased strength
• Increased communication skills
• Decreased maladaptive behavior
• Improvement in academic engagements

The class meets on Saturdays either from noon-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.- 2 p.m.

The class costs $100.

Parents can register here.

A note is needed from the child’s physician stating they have a diagnosis of autism and are fit to participate in a fitness class, but that can be received after registration. Space is limited.

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