Every child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is different, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and kids will vary. Children with ASD typically have difficulties with socialising and communicating with others. Although they may have social difficulties they are usually very keen to join in, they just might not know how.
Children with ASD may like things to be done in a particular way or order, they may have a favourite activity that they are happy to do over and over again, and they may find it harder to switch between tasks quickly or without much warning.
Some kids with ASD may find loud noises or particular sounds or textures uncomfortable. As every child with ASD is different, it is important that the coach gets to know each child’s likes and dislikes, to be able to make footy as inclusive as possible for all kids.