Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders


Learn strategies and tools to help the overall development of students with autism become successful in PE.

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Get customized videos, instruction, stories, and choice boards to teach students with autism spectrum disorders. All activities are designed to promote social and motor skill development.

Students with Autism

This book offers strategies, insight, and tools to help physical education teachers design a curriculum that includes students with autism spectrum disorders. Through this material, teachers will learn to better support students’ abilities and learning interests, develop solutions for appropriate programming, and teach students with ASD the skills they need to learn through natural support systems, social learning tools, and engaging activities.

With approximately 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism disorders, it is necessary to understand how to create curriculum that includes students of all ability levels.


This book features seven chapters with a variety of activities and helpful information and resources:

  • Preface
  • Part I. Developing Instruction for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 1. Understanding Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
      • Michelle Grenier
    • Chapter 2. Autism Spectrum Disorders From the Family Perspective
      • Teri Todd and Ann Griffin
    • Chapter 3. Accessing the Curriculum Through the Inclusion Spectrum
      • Michelle Grenier
    • Chapter 4. Proactive Strategies for Inclusion
      • Ann Griffin, Michelle Grenier, and Pat Yeaton
    • Chapter 5. Reducing Stress to Optimize Learning
      • Rebecca Lytle
    • Chapter 6. Assessment and the IEP Process
      • Martin Block and Andrea Taliaferro
  • Part II. Individual and Small Group Games and Activities
    • Chapter 7. Individualized Games and Activities
      • Ann Griffin
    • Chapter 8. Group Games and Activities
      • Pat Yeaton and Michelle Grenier
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Editor
  • About the Contributors

Book is 152 pages.