With 85 per cent of our Next Step children on the autistic spectrum, we came across an article that defines the importance of our service.

The article outlines a range of benefits that regular physical exercise can have on a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We know that children gain numerous benefits from regular exercise, but it's important to know why it is essential for children with ASD.

Regular exercise can improve a child's proprioceptive and vestibular systems. Participating in a controlled and well-structured sports program allows children to connect with their senses and establish new relationships with their environment. 

Take five minutes to read the article and learn more about the importance of exercise:

Jose Bello

Foundation Director