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Fitness with Friends! for People with Autism



Being active within the community is not always easy for people with Autism. With funds for this project, we will create opportunities for children and adults diagnosed with Autism to access social and recreational activities within their own community through healthy and active activities that promote a healthy lifestyle and a general sense of well-being. Activities include, but are not limited to: hiking at local/state parks, bowling groups, the creation of kickball/softball leagues, cycling

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Autism Spectrum Disorders are growing at an alarming rate of 1 in every 50 births. The Arc of South Norfolk Family Autism Center provides services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our center serves over 650 families, and these families look to our organization to provide their children and adult children with social and recreational opportunities that the community at large does not offer. We encourage all people, regardless of disability, to be active and healthy.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will be able to offer healthy, active programming to the many families we serve. We have qualified staff that will encourage people with Autism to get up and get out into the community and engage in healthy activities. We will also help people with Autism foster relationships with their peers within the communities they are a part of, encouraging appropriate social interactions all the while promoting healthy, active lifestyles through the types of programs we are offering.

Potential Long Term Impact

People with Autism will benefit from participating in these activities by being more healthy and making friendships with peers. The community at large will benefit as it will build capacity to meet the needs of all its citizens.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,355
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $0
Total Funding Goal: $3,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Betsy Roche

Westwood, MA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Fitness with Friends! for People with Autism
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