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Alice M. Buchanan, Benjamin Miedema, and Georgia C. Frey

addressing either PA as a health behavior or the factors that influence PA in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To date, we found only one study that specifically reported PA levels in a sample of adults with ASD ( Eaves & Ho, 2008 ). Eaves and Ho conducted a longitudinal study on outcomes in

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Teri A. Todd, Keely Ahrold, Danielle N. Jarvis, and Melissa A. Mache

According to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, one in 59 children aged 8 years is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States ( Baio et al., 2018 ). Furthermore, it is estimated that 1–2% of the population in North America is living with ASD

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Kyle Pushkarenko, Janice Causgrove Dunn, and Donna L. Goodwin

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been described as a developmental impairment represented through variable levels of ability in such areas as communication and language, social interaction, and behavior ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016 ). ASD has traditionally been positioned

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Layne Case and Joonkoo Yun

The most recent prevalence rates suggest that one in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; Baio, 2018 ), a neurodevelopmental disability with common diagnostic features, such as the presence of restrictive and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, and

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Norah L. Johnson, Abir K. Bekhet, Rachel Sawdy, Emily Zint, June Wang, Sylvia Pena, Hannah Zurcher, and Nina Enea

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated at 1 in 54 individuals in the United States. 1 Children with ASD have atypical language, and restrictive, repetitive behaviors. 2 Approximately 40% of children with ASD also have an intellectual disability 3 and other comorbid health

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Leanne K. Elliott, Jonathan A. Weiss, and Meghann Lloyd

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience delayed and poor-quality motor skills; in fact, poor motor skills are now considered to be a cardinal feature of ASD by many ( Colombo-Dougovito & Block, 2019 ; Dziuk et al., 2007 ; Fournier et al., 2010 ; LeBarton & Landa, 2019

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Laura A. Prieto, Benazir Meera, Heather Katz, and Luis Columna

instruction ( Allen et al., 2017 ; Ulrich, 2016 ). In interventional studies focused on the improvement of FMS, the TGMD-3 has served as an appropriate tool to measure differences from pre- to postintervention in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ( Colombo-Dougovito & Block, 2019 ). The COVID-19

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John P. Rech, J. Megan Irwin, Adam B. Rosen, Jessica Baldwin, and Michaela Schenkelberg

about 20% of children meet the PA guidelines ( Case et al., 2020 ; Guthold et al., 2020 ). Among those with disabilities, the prevalence of children meeting PA guidelines varies considerably by diagnosis, and approximately 14% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) meet the guidelines ( Case

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Breanna E. Studenka and Kodey Myers

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often exhibit cognitive, social, and behavioral impairment ( DSM-5 ; American Psychiatric Association, 2013 ). In addition to this, individuals with ASD do not appear to understand the intentions of others as well as their typically developing (TD

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Yumeng Li, Melissa A. Mache, and Teri A. Todd

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect about 2.5% of children in general. 1 – 3 Individuals with ASD often demonstrate impaired abilities for communication and interaction with others, restricted interest, and repetitive patterns of behavior. 4