Autism spectrum disorders are an increasingly common behavioral problem and on the surface has a lot more to do with pediatrics than sports medicine. However, sports medicine can play a role in the dealing with those children with autism. Sports medicine is not all about treating the injured athlete. Sports Medicine is also about using sports to manage those with medical problems and autism is one of those behavioral problems that can be used as an influence on those with autism to help manage some of the behavioral problems that develop. There are many anecdotal reports and testimonials from parents of autistic children testifying to how helpful involvement in sport has been for their child.