Judo Summer Camp Helps Kids With Autism Get More Comfortable With Physical Contact

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Many people on the autism spectrum are uncomfortable with physical activity and being touched, but one summer camp program is working to change that.

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is hosting a judo camp for kids with autism, and the results speak for themselves. Kids that were once highly uncomfortable with physical human contact are now growing accustomed to it, and all of the camp’s participants are getting healthy physical activity.

Check out this video clip to learn more about the program:

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Kids with autism are often averse to touch. So a program in the UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences' Division of Kinesiology – part of the Academic Health Sciences Center – is holding a judo summer camp to help them overcome this and build up their confidence in social situations. Faculty are doing research in this area and it looks promising for improving the social and physical health of these kids. 📺: WFTV Channel 9 | Jamie Holmes WFTV

Posted by UCF College of Medicine on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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