Autism Fitness Curriculum Pack

Promote fitness and develop motor skills with the most comprehensive program geared for students with autism!

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With a focus on a safe and inclusive environment, pack encourages physical skills to empower students while helping adapted physical educators expand their curriculum. Adapted physical education expert and author David S. Geslak has been developing programs for students with autism spectrum disorders since 2004. His book, The Autism Fitness Handbook, features visual, simple instruction for 46 exercises that focus on improving body image, posture, motor coordination, and fitness. His mission is to help lead these students toward a healthier and more active lifestyle. The accompanying DVD provides additional visual reinforcement to encourage lifelong fitness. Paired with safe, premium-quality equipment, students will enjoy the non-intimidating environment. Book and DVD available separately. 

Davis S. Geslak, author of The Autism Fitness Handbook, is the founder and director of Exercise Connection Corporation. He has been developing programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders since 2004. He is determined to help these individuals live healthier and more active lifestyles. 

Pack Includes:

Set of 12 ExerFitPro™ Workout Mats
1 ea UltraFit™ Evolution™ Kompact (6 lb)
Set of 4 UltraFit™ Neoprene Dumbbells (two ea 2 lb, 5 lb)
2 ea UltraFit™ ProTex™ Foam-Covered Handles (Light)
Set of 2 UltraFit™ (Anti-Burst) Stability Ball (1 ea 45 cm, 55 cm)
1 ea UltraFit™ Foam Roller (Semi-Firm EVA Foam, 36”) 
1 ea Rainbow® Agility Ladder (Single)
Set of 12 Rainbow® Stay-N-Play™ Spots
1 ea The Autism Fitness Handbook and DVD

The Autism Fitness Handbook Table of Contents:

Part One: Engage
1. Exercise...The Gateway to Build Fitness, Self-Esteem, and Relationships

Part Two: Educate
2. The Five Components of Physical Fitness - Revisited
3. Setting up an Individualized Program
4. Creating Individual Visual Exercise Schedules

Part Three: Empower
5. Champion Stories

Part Four: Exercise
Body Image
1. Body Part Identification
2. The Pretzel
3. Stability Ball Hug
4. Arm
5. Foot

Posture
6. Calf stretch
7. Hip Extensions
8-10. Log Exercises
11. Dog
12. Frankensteins

Motor Coordination
13-15. Ladder Drills
16. Ball Catch (Large & Small)
17. Crossover March
18. Crossover March with Elbows
19-21. Letter Jumping

Muscular Fitness
22. Dumbbell Chest Press
23. Single Arm Dumbbell Row
24. Standing Band Row (Two Hands)
25-27. Medicine Ball Series

Abdominal Strength
28-31. Superman Series
32. Push-Up Hold
33. Elbows “n” Toes
34. Partner Crunch

Cardiovascular Fitness
35-42. Running Mechanics
43. Treadmill
44. Cone Running
45. Exercise Bike
46. Trampoline

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