Cyclists take part in Prudential RideLondon 100 to raise money for The National Autistic Society. // Photography by www.sportsphotographer.co.uk

Autism and sport

This one-day course, delivered by our Active for Autism Training Consultant, combines an introduction to autism with a practical focus on how you can support autistic children and adults to participate in sport and physical activities.

About the training

You may be a sports specialist who works with autistic children or adults, or you may support autistic children or adults and want to find out how best to help them enjoy sport.

This course is relevant for both sports specialists who want to increase their autism knowledge and autism specialists who want to engage more autistic children in sports.

This course was developed as part of the active for autism project. The focus of the project was to develop resources and training to increase the confidence and skills of sports and physical activity leaders in delivering inclusive sport and physical activity for autistic people, increasing the levels of participation of autistic people in sport and physical activity in order to build self-esteem and wellbeing.

We deliver this course using presentation, group interaction, self-directed learning, physical activity and video. Participants are advised to come dressed appropriately to allow them to participate in physical activities.

CPD Accreditation

  • This module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles.
  • Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.
  • For further information on the CPD Certification service please visit the CPD website. 
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