Autism and Summer: Sports and autistic children

SportsĀ  haveĀ  many benefits for autistic children — exercise, structure and, of course, fun!

But many children with autism don’t do well on athletic teams. If communication or social issues are keeping your autistic child on the sidelines, think about individual sports this summer.

Skateboarding has really caught on in the autism community, thanks in part to the work of the A.skate Foundation, which holds clinics nationwide.

Swimming is an important skill for your child to learn — and some communities even offer swimming lessons for children with autism.

Your autistic child may also enjoy tennis, martial arts or hiking.

Skateboarding, hiking, karate…. or Little League? Does your autistic child do better with solo sports? Any recommendations on good sports for children with autism?

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