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Supporting Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation, 2nd ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-724-2

Author(s): Phyllis Coyne, Ann Fullerton

Copyright year: 2014

Edition: 2nd

Other Formats: eBook

pages: 343

The second edition of Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation has been expanded to provide the most up-to-date, practical approaches for professionals, as well as families, to support the increasing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) of all ages and levels who will be participating in every type of recreation program.

The current understanding of ASD and its impact on recreation participation is offered from both the perspective of professionals and the important voice of those who live with ASD.

The book features numerous exemplary programs. It also supplies new resources that make the development of supports more efficient and less time consuming. 

List of Tables/Figures 





1  Introduction by Phyllis Coyne 

2  Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges and Strengths for Recreation Participation by Phyllis Coyne 

3  Parent Perspectives on Leisure and Recreation by Kristy McGinnis, Ann Fullerton, and Jane Rake 

4  A Few Perspectives and Experiences of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder Related to Recreation by Ann Fullerton and Jane Rake 

5   Planning Participation in Recreation for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder by Phyllis Coyne 

6  Supports for Maximizing Success by Phyllis Coyne 

7  Strategies Used by Special Programs by Ann Fullerton 

8  Parks and Recreation Agencies by Ann Fullerton 

9  Participants With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Youth Organizations by Phyllis Coyne and Mary Lou Vandenburg 

10  Camp Programs for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder by Ann Fullerton 

11  Recreation Programs Initiated by Parents by Phyllis Coyne, Mary Lou Vandenburg, and Ann Fullerton 



Appendix A: Resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Recreation,
and Supports 

Appendix B: Websites on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Supports 

Appendix C: Organizations 



About the Authors


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