This pattern of inactivity does not bode well for the health and social lives of young people with autism. Nearly 20 percent of toddlers with autism are obese, compared with 10 percent of children in the general population. Once they reach their teenage years, children with autism are twice as likely as their peers to spend most of their free time in front of a television or computer.Learn more: http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/blog/2014/teenagers-with-autism-avoid-exercise

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