Siblings of Kids With Autism or ADHD Are at Higher Risk For Both: Study

Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has concluded. The findings were published today in JAMA Pediatrics. The… Continue reading Siblings of Kids With Autism or ADHD Are at Higher Risk For Both: Study

Obesity Risks and Solutions for Autism and ASD

Since 2000, the rate of diagnosis for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder has nearly tripled. In 2000, approximately 1 of every 150 children received a diagnosis of ASD. In 2014, that number had skyrocketed to 1 of every 59 children.   The causes for this increase are a source of argument for many experts. There… Continue reading Obesity Risks and Solutions for Autism and ASD

Friday Happy Hour With Eric Chessen!

On this Friday Happy Hour episode of the Four Pillar Fitness podcast, I’m joined by my good friend and co-conspirator in seeing the weirdness in the world, Eric Chessen. Eric is the founder and Kommisar of Autism Fitness. He’s passionate about bringing sound fitness principles and frequent fitness opportunity to the Autism Spectrum community. He’s… Continue reading Friday Happy Hour With Eric Chessen!

Lies About Your Limits

This is Andrew. He’s been training with me for nearly 2 years. He’s 15. He’s also living proof that fitness & strength training can change a young man’s life. You see, Andrew has some challenges. Some remain (and will continue.) Some are a work in progress. Some have already been crushed. This video is evidence… Continue reading Lies About Your Limits

Sensory Issues for ASD and Neurotypical Athletes

It’s remarkable what I learn from my athletes. With my ASD (Autism Spectrum) athletes, there is so much to learn about movement ability and deficiencies, specific programming needs and variables and the unique communication styles each one thrives on. In other words, they have the same overall programming and training needs as neurotypical athletes. Only… Continue reading Sensory Issues for ASD and Neurotypical Athletes