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Autism and Exercise


Parent-led movement breaking down barriers to social and sports activities

By the time Lorraine Doyle’s twin boys were eight years old, she had no problem finding sporting and social after-school activities for one, but not the other.

While Chris could be enrolled in anything that took his fancy, she felt she could not leave his brother, Emmet, who has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), at any of these activities without somebody to support him. For further information the following link is provided: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/the-health-centre/autism/autism-and-exercise-on-a-level-playing-pitch-1.2174193?hc_location=ufi