GantDaily.com: Freedom to Choose Leisure Activities Benefits People with Autism

 

March 2nd 2011.

 

leisure-activities-3Free time is not always a fun time for people with autism. Giving them the power to choose their own leisure activities during free time, however, can boost their enjoyment, as well as improve communication and social skills, according to an international team of researchers.

“For many of us, we look at recreation as a time to spend on activities that are fun and that are designed for our enjoyment,” said John Dattilo, professor, recreation, park and tourism management, Penn State. “But for some people with disabilities, particularly those who have autism, these activities can be a source of frustration, simply because they didn’t have a chance to make their own leisure choices.”

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http://gantdaily.com/2011/03/02/freedom-to-choose-leisure-activities-benefits-people-with-autism/

By Gant Team Health News

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