Autism at-a-Glance: Exercise for Adolescents with ASD

Alice Verstrat and Susan Hedges

Autism at-a-Glance is a series of practitioner and family-friendly documents created by the Center on Secondary Education for Students with ASD (CSESA) designed for high school staff members supporting students on the autism spectrum, as well as family members of adolescents with ASD. The purpose of the Autism at-a-Glance series is to provide a current summary of topics relevant to high school students with ASD as well as practical tips and resources for school  and community personnel and family members.

This Autism at-a-Glance was designed to support high school staff and family members in understanding the benefits of exercise for adolescents on the autism spectrum, as well as provide tips and resources to help create successful exercise routines.


Verstrat, A. & Hedges, S. (2015, March). Exercise for adolescents with ASD (Autism at-a-Glance Brief). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, CSESA Development Team.