Often times, leisure skills must be specifically taught to individuals with autism. Teaching these skills to your children will increase their confidence and as a result make them more interested in joining recreational programs, clubs or teams. You can also use technology to help you figure it out. The Wii system provides sporting activity simulations that can bridge the gap between your child’s interest in video games and real world activities.
No matter how much you want a recreational activity to work, there is always the chance it won’t. You may run into difficult or uncomfortable situations that you cannot change. Planning ahead and being prepared with an alternate plan is important.