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Healthy Weight Management for Children with Autism

Children with autism tend to prefer sedentary activities

Children with autism tend to prefer sedentary activities

In addition to having trouble engaging in physical activities that require social interaction skills they may struggle with, studies have found that children with autism also tend to prefer sedentary activities. Professionals recommend that children be limited to 2 hours or less per day of sedentary screen time. But based on data, children with autism tend to be more drawn to these types of activities than children who do not have autism. Their proclivity for sedentary activity combined with the barriers to group activities make it more challenging to engage children with autism in physical activities.