Kicking For Connection


A not for profit charity run for children and adults with Autism and their families.

The Kicking for Connection Program

Those with ASD have been found to experience a heightened rate of barriers to engage in sport. Differences in social communication abilities, as well as challenging
behaviours have been found to hinder participation in sport. Youths with ASD may require supports and adaptations to the environment to enable meaningful inclusion.
Therefore, the development of a sports program which focused on skill development, therapy needs, and inclusion was evidently missing. 

This program aims to incorporate social skills, gross and fine motor skills, and sport-based skill acquisition into one program. Furthermore, the program aims to include those with ASD, by addressing specific social and emotional needs, whilst incorporating siblings or peers. Those without ASD are welcome, as a way to inform the “neurotypical” child the best practice in communicating with those who are different, adding to feelings of belonging, and understanding for all participants.

Programs Available

Movement and Play (5-12 Years) currently no Term 3 classes have been scheduled

 The Movement and Play group aims to develop basic movement skills through an Occupational Therapy framework. Adding play skills to the group, participants will work together to complete tasks, engage with coaches and peers, and learn different skills for sensory and emotional regulation. 

Movement and Sport (12-18 Years) Term 3 – Wednesdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm

 The Movement and Sport program aims to increase the number of sport-based skills for participants. Skills such as throwing, catching, kicking, and hitting can then be applied in community sport. The focus on sport skills, and social skills allows participants to learn interaction, emotion regulation, teamwork, and sporting skills in one area. The aim is these participants then apply such skills into community sport and participation.

Registration Form

Please complete the below form to register for the Kicking for Connection Program.

Completing a registration form does not guarantee a place in the program as places are limited each term. 

A member of our team will be in touch to confirm if a position is available.

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