Autistic Basketball Star Video Writing Prompts


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K-2: Following Your Dreams

Finish the sentence: “I have a dream that one day I will…” 

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Then, write down 3 things you can do to help that dream come true. 

3-5: Compound Word Contest

Basketball is a compound word. How many other compound words can you think of? 

You have five minutes to write down as many compound words as possible. 

6-8: The Power of Hope

J. Mac inspires hope in children with autism and with their parents, just like Cornell’s coach. 

How does J. Mac’s story give hope to other people with autism? 

9-12: Your Area of Expertise

Cornell’s basketball coach values the advice of this young autistic man. This shows that everyone’s opinion can be valuable as long as you have faith and confidence in yourself. 

What would you consider your “area of expertise”? (This can include sports, music, hobbies, video games or anything else you are good at or knowledgeable about).   

Once you’ve identified your area of expertise, compile a list of tips/advice you would give to a beginner to this pastime.


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