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This blog post is taken from the ‘Asperger Syndrome’ factsheet, one of two factsheets produced by sports coach UK in conjunction with the National Autistic Society and Nottinghamshire County Council.
The following information has been written by those with a great deal of experience in this area. The information is provided as guidance only, allowing you to be more informed in your approach to being a more inclusive coach. No two people are the same; as such, please ensure your first step is always to speak to the person – understand their abilities and goals, and never assume.
What is Asperger Syndrome?
Asperger syndrome affects people in three specific areas:
There are similarities with autism, but, on the whole, people with Asperger syndrome have fewer problems speaking and average, or above average, intelligence
In General, People with Asperger Syndrome:
Including People with Asperger Syndrome in Your Coaching Sessions
Adapted from What is Asperger Syndrome? by The National Autistic Society, 2012.
Download the factsheet.
For further information and support, visit:
Tel: 020-7833 2299
sports coach UK also has a number of workshops you can attend to help you become more inclusive in your coaching. Visit the sports coach UK website to find out more about these workshops.
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