Coaching Athletes with Autism

Need support and advice on coaching athletes with autism?

Special Olympics NZ has developed an online learning module about coaching athletes with autism. The module is free and available for anyone who may benefit from some basic information on supporting participants with autism. It provides an introduction to autism and offers research based support and advice for coaches who work alongside athletes with autism.

Key Outcomes for the course include:
  • Defining autism in a way that everyone can understand
  • Provide an insight into what you might expect when coaching athletes with autism
  • Learn new ways of adapting your coaching methodology to promote an inclusive coaching environment

You can access the module via the Special Olympics NZ website - Coaching athletes with autism (specialolympics.org.nz)