Maha Helali, Chairperson and Co-Founder at ADVANCE (The Egyptian Advance Society for Persons with Autism and Other Disabilities)
The Autism Fitness Handbook greatly demonstrates Coach David's profound understanding of autism and the challenges it causes. The handbook emphasizes the importance of structure and routine, and the use of visual supports and reinforcers, to maximise the learning opportunities for persons with autism. It also explains how exercise can be used to teach concepts, language, social skills, psycho-motor goals, besides achieving motor skills development and body awareness.
Anissa Ryland, Executive Director, The Johnson Center for Child Health & Development
Physical fitness - so often overlooked when helping people with autism reach their full potential - provides extended and far-reaching benefits. David Geslak gives us an understandable and achievable plan everyone can implement. His compassion, knowledge and understanding make this book a must-read for every parent and professional who works in the autism community.
Danielle Carter, Administrator of the Educational and Life Skills Program, Northern Suburban Special Education District, Highland Park, Illinois
The Autism Fitness Handbook breaks down the teaching of exercise to children and adults on the autism spectrum into a clear, concise and common sense approach. “Engage, Educate, Empower and Exercise” are the four components of the Handbook and applicable for everyone to embrace, no matter your ability level.