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SENSORY ACTIVITIES for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Theworldhealthcommunity continues tomonitor closely theemergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. What we do know is that things will be getting worse before they start to improve. Governor Hogan recently mandated that only essential businesses remain open. We may be deemed to provide essential services. However, given the uncertainty of the near future, I feel that it is imprudent and irresponsible to jeopardize the health and welfare of our clients and employees by continuing to remain open. We are closed for face-to- face business until further notice. WenowofferTelehealthServices! Occupational therapy andphysical therapy clients, please check with your insurance providers to learn if Telehealth is covered. Clients with Kaiser Permanente and Tricare are covered through their plans as is. HSCSN requires that we request additional approvals. We will be submitting those requests. We ask that all of our clients and staff follow theCDC recommendations for reducing the transmission of communicable diseases and inform us if you or someone in your family has contracted the virus or has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with it and is self-quarantined. This is a dynamic and unprecedented point in our history. We will continue to monitor the situation and actively follow guidance from local and federal governments and the Center for Disease Control, and we will provide you with updates when we have them. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 301-231-7138. Thank you. Marc Sickel , President, Fitness for Health UPDATE ON FITNESS FOR HEALTH’S SERVICES NOWOFFERING: TELEHEALTH!

Paint with Ice Stimulate your child’s curious mind with this fun and easy science experiment. Begin by pouring different colored acrylic paints into an ice tray. Place wooden craft or popsicle sticks in each compartment. Once the cubes of paint are frozen solid, remove themfromthe tray and let your kid create beautiful designs by swirling the cubes over paper as they melt.

Guess the Smells! Fill a few small containers (such as painted jam jars) with different types of fragrant ingredients such as lavender, coffee, or soap. Seal the top of each container using a piece of fabric and a rubber band. Ask your child to identify the different smells located in each container. Your childwill love to learn about her sense of smell and the role it plays in exploring her environment.

VITAMINS: MIGHTY IMMUNITY BOOSTS! Vitamin C helps your body boost its production of the antioxidant that is required by the immune system to function optimally. Vitamin C increases your body’s production of interferon, which is anti-viral. Vitamin C is also thought to help boost the production of white blood cells, key to fighting infections. Fruits high in Vitamin C include: grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, kiwis and clementines. A single papaya has 224 percent of the daily recommended amount of VitaminC. Red bell peppers contain even twice asmuch Vitamin C than citris fruits. Vegitables such as broccoli and spinach boast a good amount of Vitamin C as well as antioxidants. with Vitamin D and that has a “live and active cultures” label. Vitamin D may stimulate your immune system and boost your body’s natural defence against diseases.

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, & Therapeutic Exercise for Children, Adults, Seniors, & Special Needs Have an issue other than ASD? We can help get you back to better health. Schedule your appointment today!

Vitamin B6 is vital for supporting chemical reactions in the immune system and for the formation of newand healthy red blood cells. B6 also helps your body make interleukin-2 which helps direct the actions of your white blood cells. Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, is high in Vitamin B6. Sunflower seeds are also packed full of Vitamin B6 as well as phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin E. Vitamin E is key to a healthy immune system as it helps to regulate and maintain function. It can be found in sunflower seeds, almonds, avocados, and dark leafy greens. email: (301) 231-7138 11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 303 Rockville, Maryland 20852

Vitamin D is another effective supplement to help boost your immune system. Look for Yogurt that is fortified

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