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Alumnus featured in Autism Parenting Magazine

  |   Anika Chaturvedi   |   Permalink   |   Alumni,   Media Mention

Benjamin Boudreaux (Ph.D. ’22), an alumnus of the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s doctoral program in kinesiology, was profiled in Autism Parenting Magazine for promoting living a healthy lifestyle with autism and type 1 diabetes.

In the profile, Boudreaux shares his journey of running races and marathons across New York City, including the TCS New York City Marathon in November 2023. He also discusses his research, which focuses on the effects of exercise, sedentary behaviors, and sleep on health outcomes.

“What inspires me to keep going is to stay hungry for new knowledge, asking questions on a regular basis about ideas/things that I do now know about, contributing to the scientific body of knowledge, and raising awareness of autism/type 1 diabetes,” he told the magazine.

As a doctoral student, Boudreaux shared his experiences with exercise as stress management and advocated for greater awareness of autism in academia. Now a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, he encourages people to increase their physical activity and educate themselves about autism.

“Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all to overcome all of my challenges, but I think I overcame these challenges by having a great support system, exercising, and living a healthy lifestyle!” he said.

Read the full story from Autism Parenting Magazine.

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