Let's Move 2015: Special needs children participating in campaign

Story by Jonathan Beaton/CBS12

JUPITER (CBS12) -- The minutes keep shooting upward at CBS for our ongoing Let's Move campaign, designed to promote health and wellness in Palm Beach County.

CBS 12 stopped by an after school center Wednesday, where special needs children are doing their part to stay active.

At the Children's Therapies in Jupiter special needs kids of all ages are exercising and having fun doing it for at last 30 minutes every day.

"This has been great because it gets him off the IPad and outside being active," said Dana Mannette.

Dana Mannette couldn't be any prouder of her 10-year-old son Jake and his commitment to stay active.

The energetic 4th grader was diagnosed with autism as a young child, prompting treatment.

But despite facing setbacks and hardships, Jake is all smiles on the playground.

His mom attributes much of her son's improvement to exercise, which not only helps him to adapt physically but socially as well.

"He's getting stronger and he just feels good about himself. He can go outside and play with the kids and keep up with them."

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