Developed by experts at Play Grp and Valley Sport, gain valuable skills and confidence to be able coach children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and junior/ introductory participants.

  • Understand Autism
  • Inclusive Coaching Principles
  • Practical Tools

Perfect for parent volunteer coaches, first time coaches or anyone wanting to build their coaching skill set.

Coach Resources

Use this template to help participants familiarise themselves with the coach before meeting them.

Use this template to learn about your participants important information, goals, likes and dislikes as well as behavior management strategies. Ask parents or guardian’s to fill out this form to open up an honest conversation with the participants caregivers to give them confidence that you are interested and proactive in understanding the participant needs.

Player profile Template

Sign up and create an account for free to gain access to a range of inclusive coaching resources and courses.

For Autism specific online learning you could start with:

  • An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autism Inclusion Webinar Series

They also have a database of Delivery Resources for Sport Partner Programs from a range of National Sporting Organisations.

Coaching a Kid on the Autism Spectrum

  • Small efforts can make a big difference when you’re coaching a kid with autism spectrum disorder
  • Diana McKeon Charkalis
  • March 01, 2021 | 5 MIN READ

Coaching young people with autism

  • Special Olympics NZ
  • 3 MIN  READ

Coaching Athletes on the Autism Spectrum

  • David A. Feigley, Ph.D, Lisa Rossman Murphy DPT
  • October 7, 2020

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