March 23, 2018

Our PE Study was presented by Dr. Woodman at TILL!

One of our research consultants, Dr. Ashley Woodman from University of Massachusetts Amherst presented the exercise study that we conducted with our Junior High School students in Summer 2016. This International Exchange Symposium was held on March 19th, 2018 at Hilton Boston/Dedham and was hosted by the organization, Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL). The theme of the symposium was "Sharing Innovative Ideas to Empower People with Autism Spectrum Disorder."

In her presentation, Dr. Woodman shared about the physical education program at Boston Higashi School, the findings from the exercise study entitled, "The Impact of Vigorous Exercise on Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)," and future research directions in this important area. The audience was drawn from various regions, states, and countries. Dr. John Maina, Director of Program Research, Evaluation, & Development, was also invited to participate in this event.