The latest episode of a different brilliant® podcast explores the benefits of physical fitness and sports for people on the autism spectrum. Orion Kelly interviews Aspect Occupational Therapist, Amy Gruskin and Midfielder for A-league Women’s Adelaide United FC, Emma Stanbury.
The use of movement may be a way to self-regulate, communicate or understand physical space for people on the autism spectrum. “Movement and participating in recreational sports have many physical, mental and social benefits,” states Gruskin.
Emma discusses how sports provides rules, routine and structure in her life, and also discusses her experience of “coming out” as an elite Autistic sportswoman.
Learn more about the benefits of physical exercise and inclusivity in sports. Enjoy this latest episode and make sure to catch up on the others!