ASD Fitness Center Covid-19 Response

March 12, 2020: 10:30 PM.

ASD Fitness Center is staying up to date on information and data provided by the CDC and CT Department of Public Health. The health of our members is our top priority so we are diligent about keeping up on news and updates.  In prioritizing the health and wellness of our members and staff we have made the decision to close ASD Fitness Center. 

At this time, we anticipate the closure until further notice.  This remains an unpredictable situation and we will keep you updated on our decisions.

Spring Class Series

Registration is now open for our Spring Group Classes! NEW this season is Tennis and Track. These two classes take place outdoors at the High Plains Community Center. We've also got a few favorites on the schedule including Ability Unlimited Dance and Cardio Drumming. Check out our complete lineup! Our talented and fun trainers have designed these programs for people with special needs that will guide them to learn new skills, give them a safe environment to practice in, and of course, have lots of fun!

Our team of trainers are experts working with people of all abilities and adapting sports, games, and skills to all levels. Join the fun!

Call or email to register: 845-553-9508 or

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Remembering Matt Abati

ASD Fitness Center had the pleasure of having Matt Abati be a part of their team of Trainers.   His work was incredibly important to him and he easily developed close bonds with all he worked with.   Even while facing adversity, he brought care and attention to his work.
Matt had been fighting a serious illness, which took his life on Sunday, September 22nd. We are heartbroken to loose such a bright and wonderful friend and co-worker.
In honor of Matt's passion and hard work, his parents, Heather and Steve Abati, have created Love Yours:  A Matt Abati Foundation,  which will provide financial assistance to kids with autism to attend camp.
To donate, make checks payable to Love Yours: A Matt Abati Foundation and mail to: Love Yours, 21 Briarwood Lane, Wallingford, CT 06492
Click here to view the Love Yours website for information on upcoming events.
Thank you for sharing the gift of fitness with the special needs community.  It's an impactful way to remember our friend Matt.

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Michael Wald

Nutrition, The Brain & Your Child

The term "special needs" could not more accurately describe the uniqueness of your child - and also of your child's nutrition. The brain is made of specialized healthy fats and thoughts, feelings, emotions and even attitudes are based upon chemicals known as neurotransmitters - that are derived from proteins in your child's diet. There are many more examples of how foods, and even nutritional supplements, can build and repair certain aspects of the brain. Also, poor diet can adversely affect your child's brain function. Join Dr. MIchael Wald, The BloodDetective, as he provides a thought-provoking discussion of how to optimize your child's brain and overall health and wellbeing.


Nutrition Talk

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.