459Thursday, March 15, 2007

2:45 PM-4:00 PMConvention Center:341
AAPAR/Adapted Physical Activity Council
Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders in General Physical Education
Inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorders in general physical education can cause physical educators to wonder how they can help their students learn and be successful. This session will provide an overview of the characteristics associated with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism. Particular attention will be given to strategies for coping with difficult behaviors and enhancing peer interaction in general physical education. Activities facilitating autism awareness in physical activity settings will also be discussed.
Keyword(s): adapted physical activity, elementary issues, physical education PK-12
Speakers: Iva Obrusnikova, University of Delaware (College of Health Sciences), Newark, DE; and William Brady, Fairfax County Public Schools, Vienna, VA

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