Smith and Stephanie Patterson are both former athletes who have
worked closely with autistic children. They bring years of coaching
experience to their book Getting Into the Game: Sports Programs
for Kids with Autism. Together they studied numerous successful
community sports programs, and have put together great information
for both parents and coaches.
Coaching autistic children comes with its own unique
set of challenges. Would you know how to handle these challenges?
Do you know the “triggers” that are often associated with autism?
If you're a coach, you know how to teach a child
the basic foundational skills of a sport. Dr. Smith and Stephanie
will teach you specific techniques used to introduce an autistic
child to a new sport, and what difficulties an autistic child
may face during that process.