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Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy

Aerobic Exercises training for children with Autism on World Autism Day

Monday, April 04, 2022 |Sunshine Child Development Center, Wakad, Pune |Extension/Social Outreach Activity

The World Autism Day was celebrated on 4th April 2022, organized by Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy at Sunshine Child Development Center, Wakad, Pune from 10 am -2 pm. The faculty in-charge Dr. Vidhi Shah, students of MPT-I and MPT-II (Pediatrics) enthusiastically participated in this event.

The objective of the event was to spread awareness and train teachers about the importance of Aerobic Exercise training in children with Autism. The training was done in 4 sessions with a batch of 16participants in each batch. The session was of 30 minutes in which various exercises were performed both with exercises in sitting and standing positions. The sitting exercises done were mat aerobic exercises and ball passing whereas, in standing, exercises like stepping front and back, twisting, kicking, etc. were done. The session ended with mild self-stretching techniques, breathing exercises, and meditation with chanting ‘Om’. Postgraduate students and other caretakers were present during the session ensuring every child is able to perform well. A total of 64 children benefitted.

The cooperation of the staff from the Sunshine Child Development Center provided great support in conducting the camp. They encouraged the children to participate in the camp.

The event was concluded with an appreciation speech by the principal of the school for the effort taken by the staff and students of Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy in organizing the camp. The event was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Vidhi Shah towards Dr. Tushar J.Palekar, the Principal, and the management for giving an opportunity to conduct this social event.

No. of Beneficiaries: 64