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

The US 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 whose 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.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $192,386.00
Project Number R21HD057806-01
Principal Investigator Fleming, Richard
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Massachusetts Medical School
State/Country Massachusetts
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