DAVIDE DI PALMA, ANTONIO ASCIONE, PATRIZIA BELFIORE
Parthenope University, Via Medina, 40 - Naples, Italy
Objective: For a person with autism, motor activity represents an important opportunity for the development of functional skills as it supports those areas that are most affected by the disorder; in this case, we speak of the communication, social interac- tion, emotional and educational area. Through sport we can redefine those that, by definition, are described as deficits or limita- tions of persons with autism, channeling them towards a path that is useful and constructive for their health and well-being state. Different types of sports lead specifically to significant support and aid for the different aspects of this disorder, contributing at the same time to enhancing the residual skills of these subjects.
Autism, Educational Sport, Wellness, Inclusion, Health.