Introduction to Autism Games

Pre-constructed, playful games, brought to you with love and encouragement.

On this site is A Selection of Video clips and written descriptions of games and activities carefully constructed and intended for children who are developmentally eight or younger, who have autism or other developmental challenges and who have an adult who is willing to play.

The Game Pages are organized into three levels of difficulty:

  • Beginner Games: Routines for children who are not yet verbal or are just learning their first words.

  • Intermediate Games: Routines for children who are putting at least a few words together.

  • Advanced Games: Routines for children who are at least starting to put sentences together.

  • Stage Play Acting Games: Applied Acting Games includes games that will work best with Advanced Level learners. Communication and social interaction skills are taught in the framework of an acting class. A performance may or may not be the end products but during the sessions, a small audience is helpful to making these activities purposeful. The clips are from an Applied Acting class and the ideas can be used in the context of community theater or used in a classroom with children who have a variety of communication and cognitive challenges. For acting teachers who end up having children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders in their community classes, these clips may provide ideas so you can help these students be more successful. Acting teachers are also encouraged to seek out information and support from professionals within your community who specialize in working with children who have ASD.

A Selection of Tips and Strategies

Here you find a variety of articles on strategies, perspectives, and even toys that make playing more fun, more productive learning sessions, and more varied.

Sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and think while reading these if a tip or strategy might be helpful to the success of games you play with your child.

A List of Learning Objectives

(See the full list linked above)

A few general objectives:

  • to intentionally interact and communicate for more reasons, with more success, and with more pleasure.

  • to communicate using words, gestures, eye-gaze, facial expressions and body language.

  • to imitate what others do including actions, words, melody of voice, and personal style.

  • to enjoy playing and interacting with others for longer periods of time.

References and Links

This section includes the sources for many of the games and activities that are featured in this website.

Still more Information is available on AutismGames Blog