Wow, for the last 20 minutes I have been typing trying to think how I should start. When I read my “cheat sheet” on blogging it said to treat it like a diary. So for right now that is what I am going to do.
My First Entry
I am thrilled to be a part of AutismOne and have the opportunity to help parents and anyone involved in the lives of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. For the past 5 years I have been developing exercise programs for children on the spectrum and have witnessed children gain confidence, self-esteem and improve in the cognitive ability.
However, when I work with children I am also working with the parent. I want parents to understand what I do. I want them to see the importance that physical activity has on the lives of our children. I want them to be the leaders in health and fitness.
As I continue to blog I will give stories of the children that have changed my life and keep me focused each day. But my number one goal is to get readers involved in a physically active lifestyle.
I can only reach so many children and parents in my community. I want to teach what I know and want to learn from you. I want parents to have another opportunity to engage with their child.
In January I gave a presentation on exercise at a Biomedical Conference in Indiana. A father came up to me after and asked about Tai Kwon Do for his child. He had been teaching it for a number of years and wanted to know what I thought about it for his child. He started showing me all the moves, and I kept thinking… “Yes, this is what its all about.” I gave the audience a starting point and now it is up to them to find new activities and ideas. I was so happy.
I then told him I have never taken Tai Kwon Do, but if you know it, DO IT. Try it with your child, you never know what may connect. The moves he was showing me was involving both sides of the body in different planes of motion, which encompassed using both hemispheres of the brain!
We are all in this together. I want to learn from you and I hope I can teach you.
If you have any questions let me know…
Talk with you soon
Yours in Health,
David S. Geslak