For those with older kids with Aspergers, what kind of activities do they do if any?
My XH just rang and I think the dx has finally hit him, he is freaking out about high school especially but also is re-thinking after school activities for DS.
He has done rugby league (he was waaay too hypersensitive for that), auskick (again, too sensitive and anxious), and now does soccer. He likes soccer, but is still too anxious about tackling and getting in there to fight for the ball. But I will let him continue soccer if he wants. He also does gymnastics, but doesn't have the body strength to progress past the beginning levels, and now all his friends are moving on, and all that's left in the class are "naughty kids" which, again, he is too sensitive to enjoy being around them. He wants to quit gymnastics next term.
He does swimming too but doesn't like it, and I will allow him to quit that when he gets up to squads.
So, try as I might to get him to do team sports to learn 'team spirit', he just isn't really into team stuff, and XH and I are thinking we should stop getting him to try all the 'usual' stuff, and find something that suits him. Something for brainy, nerdy, quiet, reserved and sensitive kids.
Which is what exactly?
XH suggested scouts? Which sounds ok but then some of the things they do might be abit anxiety-producing!
I thought of an instrument but probably can't really afford it.
I also thought of golf which he showed some interest in when he was younger.
When I ask him what he wants to do, he says he doesn't know and thinks he's in trouble for changing his mind every year (which he's not btw!).
He does want to do something though. And I think it would be good for him to have some kind of skill, once I finally find what it is he's in to.