Eric Chessen Autism Fitness – Autism Fitness Program – Fitness Program For Autism
We’re all familiar with autism from a distance, but have you considered adding an autism fitness program to your youth training business? Do you have enough knowledge to help your friend or relative with an autistic child’s fitness needs? Eric Chessen, autism fitness expert, gives us an overview of his thinking in this lecture on working in fitness with people of all ages with autism.
“Establishing a connection and being able to set up contingencies and expectations is the backbone of a successful program with the autism population. Keep in mind their experiences of the world and everything around them is a lot different than ours. For those who can’t communicate this, it can be very frustrating, so our first goal is to alleviate frustration and anxiety. The best way to do that is to establish contingencies.” ~Eric Chessen
• My Background (0:50)
• Autism Info (3:50)
• Main Focus (7:05)
• First Contact (9:35)
• Starting Point (15:25)
• PAC (17:45)
• Communication (25:50)
• Compliance to the Activity (28:45)
• Cognitive Perspective for Teaching/Learning (31:25)
• Adaptive Functioning (36:25)
• One of the Biggest Mistakes (39:30)
Eric Chessen began working with autistic kids as a camp counselor. After that introduction, he combined his background in fitness, his graduate schooling in psychology and his training in Applied Behavior Analysis to develop a successful fitness program for children with autism. For more about Eric, his book Autism Fitness or his fitness program for the autistic population, visit him at autismfitness.com.