Susan Hart

Susan Hart is the mom of 4 children, including one with a variety of special needs. In her spare time, Susan enjoys gardening, writing, reading, and traveling. She is the owner of the parenting website MommyHighFive.
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How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids

How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids

How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids Many children with special needs do not get the exercise or physical activity their bodies need. Some of those children (especially those with autism) prefer a sedentary lifestyle. That was certainly the case with my special needs daughter. She wasn’t interested in moving her body. We tried putting her on sports teams in the community, but that was a disaster. It made her dislike physical activity even more. After some trial and error, we were able to find some good ways to engage her physically. Get the entire family involved.…
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