Autism in Cricket: Inclusive Club Endorsement
Endorsed clubs will benefit from:
- Free specialist training on Autism and inclusion in the club.
- Linking new families with the club and providing support to manage the transition.
- Support from the Autism in Cricket team to plan and run come and try days at the club.
- Support from the Autism in Cricket team during training sessions and games to model and guide inclusive strategies.
- Marketing and promotion of the club and sharing of club stories through the Autism Association’s extensive communication network.
- Invites to be included in Autism in Cricket events, opportunities and competitions.
- Exclusive access to individually developed resources to meet specific needs of members at your club.
- Assistance provided from Autism Association and WACA to identify and establish alternative volunteer options for people with Autism within the club; such as scoring and equipment manager.
- Ongoing assistance and support from Autism Association and WACA.
- The Autism Association will provide personal supports for people living Autism who are participating within the club, when required.
Club requirements for Autism Inclusive Endorsement:
Participation in Autism inclusion training
For relevant committee members, coaches, team managers and blast coordinators. This will involve:
- 1 x face-to-face training session involving 30 minutes of training and a review/ orientation of online resources and training materials.
- 1 x 15-minute online training program.
Take part in a Come and Try event
This will be supported by the Autism Association with staff attendance and promotion of the event. Ideally this would be a club hosted event, however if not possible it can be incorporated into other promotional opportunities e.g. PlayCricket Association Events.
Promotion of Autism Endorsement within the clubs marketing and engagement channels
- Actively promote the Autism in Cricket Endorsement via club communication channels.
- Use of the club’s social media channels to share curated messages around the Autism in Cricket program. These will be supplied by the Autism Association.
- Provide links to the Autism in Cricket website through the club’s digital channels.
Demonstrated integration of inclusion resources and strategies into club practices
This may include:
- Use of whiteboards, visual supports, adapted equipment etc.
- The club proactively works in collaboration with Autism in Cricket team to create strategies that aid integration into activities.
- The Autism in Cricket program and practices are embraced across the whole club.
The appointment of inclusion mentors
The club will attempt to identify members who can be trained as mentors to support new members with Autism. The mentors will receive training and support from the Autism Association.