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We are deeply saddened to share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Matthew Abati. Matt was a Trainer at our gym and an important person in the lives of so many of our members. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Matt had been fighting a serious illness, which took his life on Sunday, September 22nd.
His work was incredibly important to him and he easily developed close bonds with all the members he worked with.  Even while facing adversity, he brought care and attention to every person he worked with.
In honor of Matt's passion and hard work, his parents, Heather and Steve Abati, have created the Matthew Abati Scholarship Fund which will provide financial assistance to kids with autism to attend camp.
To donate, make checks payable to Matthew Abati Scholarship Fund and mail to: Matthew Abati Scholarship Fund C/O ASD Fitness Center, 307 Racebrook Rd, Orange, CT 06477.
Click here to read his obituary.

NEW Wellness Day Experience 

For Adults with Special Needs

The program will focus on structured activities that allow participants to explore wellness, movement and life skills that are essential to a living a vibrant and full life. The pillars of the program include health, wellness and life skills development. Participants will have a wholesome experience that will allow them to socialize with others while building lasting relationships, all while developing and building essential life skills in order to maintain or improve quality of life.  Click here to learn more!

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Group Classes

Try one of our group classes! The days are getting shorter and temps are getting cooler. As it gets colder it's natural for us to be less active. Taking a group class is a great way to be active, meet new friends, all while having fun! We have something for everyone.


Our trainers expertly facilitate classes that help members learn new skills and have positive interactions with their peers. Join us!


Fall Group Classes 2019

All ASD Fitness Center members celebrate their year anniversary with a painted handprint and name on the front of the fitness facility.

Meet Our Team

Co-Founders Adam and Dedra Leapley founded ASD Fitness Center after discovering the benefits linked between physical fitness and autism.

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Fitness Programs

With specialized fitness programs and classes tailored to our members' abilities, we are able to ensure each individual reaches their goals in a comforting environment.

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Take a Look

Our facility offers a wide variety of amenities specific to those with autism. Take a virtual tour of our center by clicking through our photo gallery.

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The ASD Advantage

ASD Fitness Center is dedicated to enhancing the true potential of individuals who are on the spectrum. We raise the bar of possibilities.

You can choose from a variety of autism programs, each of which help our members reach their potential. With our International Sports and Sciences Association (ISSA) certified trainers who lead individual and group activities, each member is welcomed by familiar faces all of whom create a positive atmosphere. ASD Fitness Center's sensory-friendly facility makes each member feel at home.

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If you want to hear more about our autism fitness programs, contact us here.