Dr. Luis Columna at UW-Madison has a research study for families with a child aged 5-11 with autism spectrum disorder. Here is information about the study in case your family is interested: 

Do you have a child aged 5-11 with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? Do you want to learn ways to promote physical activity for your entire family?
You are invited to participate in a research study in which you will be randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group will receive written physical activity ideas and physical activity equipment to promote physical activity for the entire
family. Another group will be wait-listed and receive the same information at a later date. The last group will receive the same written physical activity ideas and physical activity equipment but will also be invited to participate in four half-day workshops on inclusive recreation including:
• Sensory Motor Activities
• Communication
• Swimming
• Physical Activity and Sports
All families will participate in a pre-program interview (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes); parent and children questionnaires; measurements of physical activity; measurements of height and weight; gait performance; a physical activity program (no more than three hours per session), a postprogram interview, and family questionnaires (Approximately two hours).
All of the participating families will receive FREE physical activity
equipment (e.g., balls, cones, etc.) that they can use with their children with ASD and their entire family.
Participation in this physical activity program will occur during the months of February, March, April, and May of 2020 in the Natatorium at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Participants will be expected to participate in a brief follow up session in the fall of 2020.
This program is FREE. For more information please contact Dr. Luis Columna at lcolumna@wisc.edu or (608) 890-2916.
The specific dates of the program will be provided to aid your decision to participate. Space is limited, so please complete the
online application at http://bit.ly/UWFitFamilies


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