Exercise/ Nutrition/ Stress Reduction Intervention Program for Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum and/or Mild Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The MUSC Wellness Center and the Division of Developmental Pediatrics have taken the lead in creating a Wellness Lifestyle program specifically for older teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other mild Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD).
The goals of this program are to increase physical activity, improve body composition, promote healthy food choices, broaden social skills, teach relaxation skills and improve mood and calmness.
Piece it Together focuses on overall health and wellbeing with other reinforcing activities available including:
Piece it Together is partially sponsored by the SC Translational Clinical Research Institute, the SC Developmental Disabilities Council, MUSC Urban Farm, Unlimited Possibilities Mentoring Services, and the Lowcountry Autism Foundation.
Co-Director: Janis Newton firstname.lastname@example.org , Director of the MUSC Wellness Center
Co-Director: Program Physician: Eve Spratt, MD, MSCR, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Registered Dieticians: Judith Herrin, RD
Exercise Physiologist: Alicia O’Connor
Program Coordinator: Carrie Papa 843-876-1507; email@example.com
Piece It Together alumni and new recruits, please join us for year-round opportunities to continue developing healthy habits throughout the year!
Please join us at the MUSC Wellness Center and enjoy spinning, yoga, swimming, and preparing for local 5K and 10K races. Continue to progress towards your goals of achieving your personal best – stay physically active, improve fitness and flexibility, reduce stress, increase social skills and stay connected with friends through our Fitbit group and private Facebook group page! We aim to individualize goals for each participant.
Location: MUSC Wellness Center
45 Courtenay Dr
Charleston, SC 29401
*Payment will be requested at the first class at the MUSC Wellness Center Membership desk for the entire course*
Eligibility and Registration:
For more information, or to inquire about registration, please contact: Program coordinator Carrie Papa at 843-876-1507 or firstname.lastname@example.org