New Resource for Maine Families: Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Thanks to our MAIER family partners, Marilyn Gott and Daniel C.Gott, D.O., we now have a new handout available to families and caregivers, ” Adaptive Sports and Recreational Opportunities in Maine.” As an active family, they know the importance of physical activity for overall physical and mental health, which can sometimes be a special challenge with children on the autism spectrum.
Dr. Gott explains, “In my 20 years as a family physician, I have observed the importance of maintaining a physically active lifestyle. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for healthy living include one hour of physical activity each day. The State of Maine is a vast recreational region filled with opportunities to be physically active. We are fortunate to have numerous organizations offering adaptive services to those requiring accommodation so that everyone can be healthy and fit.”
Daniel C. Gott, D.O.
Download a copy of the new handout and share with others to help spread the word! Interested in finding more fun things to do as a family? Visit our Places and Spaces page for our Maine Directory listings, Community Calendar of events, and tips and suggestions to support family members on the autism spectrum when visiting new places and spaces.