At Canucks Autism Network we recognize that coaches are often overwhelmed when leading diverse groups of athletes in sport. We want to help your sport organization to feel confident welcoming a range of participants in your programs, including those who have autism and related diagnoses.
We can help your organization in a variety of ways, and will work with you to create a customized training program that will best suit your needs.
Training & Try-It Workshops
Train your coaches, showcase your commitment to inclusion, and provide individuals with autism with the opportunity to try your sport.
Training & Try-It events include a workshop for coaches to learn foundational skills followed by an opportunity to practice the newly acquired skills under the guidance and mentorship of the CAN team. Contact us today to create a customized event for your organization.
Online Training: Supporting Positive Behaviour
Are you a coach who is unsure of what to do when faced with athletes who have a hard time focusing, or are disengaged or disruptive? If so, this training module is for you!
Generously supported by Jumpstart, this module will help community coaches assist and include a range of children with invisible disabilities and behaviour challenges. Stay tuned for the online training module (COMING SOON!) which will help you become a more confident, successful and relaxed coach!
Get started by checking out these helpful Tip Sheets, created in collaboration with viaSport.
Download and print all 10 tip sheets below:
Building Rapport with an Athlete/Participant with Autism
Conversation Tool Kit: for Coaches and Recreation Staff
Conversation Tool Kit: for Parents of Children/Youth with Autism
Crisis Management for Athletes with Diverse Abilities
Motivation Strategies for Athletes with Autism
Talking with Officials about Autism
Talking with other Parents about an Athlete with Autism
Team Code of Conduct: for Sports Programs
Tips for Including a Child with Autism in an Inclusive Sport/Rec Program
What is Autism? Info for Coaches and Recreation Staff