1) Swimming: First of all, water safety and the ability to swim are extremely important for all kiddos to learn in order to be safe around water. This may be especially true for kids with ASD, as some have a tendency to be attracted to water. Swimming is also a great workout and can leave even the most active kid exhausted by bedtime. Many organizations have adaptive swim classes for children with disabilities or you can find family swim times at community pools.
2) Running: Does your child have a lot of energy? Get him or her running! Running is a strenuous but fun sport for kids of any age that doesn't involve a lot of complicated rules or social demands. You can use running to establish routines and teach your child about boundaries, which could help to prevent a child from going wandering.
3) Aikido: Aikido is a martial art that has no punching or kicking. It is always done with another person, which helps kids learn to read others' body language. Traditional Aikido is also learned by watching and doing rather than by verbal instruction. As many kids with ASD are visual learners, some may be very successful learning in this format.
Choose a sport and get your child moving today!