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Aug 01

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Running MATES

Are you looking for a fun way to get your child out into the community and help them stay active this fall?  Running MATES may be your answer.

Running MATES is a running and social skills training program for children with autism spectrum disorders and ADHD.  Their mission  is to be a positive sports team experience and provide a foundation for physical fitness for children who have difficulty with social interaction, such as children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

Running MATES is a weekly running group for children ages 5 to 12 who have difficulty with social interaction, such as high functioning autism spectrum disorders (“ASD”), like Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Pervasive Development Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified, Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. Running MATES is not just a running group, it is an opportunity to open the door to social interaction with other children, increase self-esteem and succeed in a mainstream sport.  We love that they are committed to helping kids learn social skills and train for a 5K race :)

If you have any questions, please visit their Facebook page or their website! They are awesome!!!

Permanent link to this article: http://cloverleafschool.org/running-mates/

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