Ideas for Recreation Accommodations

Accommodations can be in one or more of the following areas:

  • Environment
  • Supplies
  • Rules
  • Skills

Here are some ideas you can use to make adaptations to some activities. Have an inclusion perspective.

  • Place arrows on a field to indicate the direction of play.
  • Mark positions on the field or dance floor.
  • Make boundaries visible.
  • Provide a rule card with simple rules and cues.
  • Choose games that emphasize cooperation not competition.
  • Provide extra time or another opportunity to complete an activity.
  • Eliminate time limits.
  • Increase size of soccer net, lower basketball hoops.
  • Cone off areas of play.
  • Modify rules of the game (e.g. ball can bounce twice, five strikes instead of three, etc.).
  • As needed, allow for alternates to run, throw, catch, or kick. Or permit alternative movements (walking instead of running, sitting in a chair while kicking, etc.).
  • Demonstrate an activity before it occurs. Use repetition.
  • Adapt equipment such as extra-large balls, soft Frisbees, large crayons, self-opening scissors, thick paint brushes, bowling ball ramps, tape to hold down project.
  • Give breaks as needed.

Use the link below to print a PDF version of this information to share with others.

For more information about this program contact: KohlsAutismAwareness@childrens-specialized.org

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