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Using CBPR to design & pilot a physical activity program for youth with ASD  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has emphasized the importance of physical activity for promoting health. One group of children, those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), represents a unique population who's social, cognitive, and motor limitations may be associated with low physical activity. Developing health promotion programs for children with ASD requires an in depth understanding of their needs, especially if opportunities for physical activity are to be accessible and sustainable. Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is ideally suited to such an endeavor, particularly in the ways it can facilitate involvement of families of children with ASD. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $213,706.00
Project Number 5R21HD057806-02
Principal Investigator Fleming, Richard
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Not specific to SP Questions: Not specific to Strategic Plan Questions (Other)
Strategic Plan Objective O. Not specific to objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Massachusetts Medical School
State/Country Massachusetts
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