+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked
    153
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Ten pin bowling. There are kids leagues at every centre and it's the perfect activity for kids with special needs or any kid that's not into contact sports. Great confidence builder and fun for the family to help him practice!

    If he really wants to skip the sport thing, what about activities like art classes, music lessons, chess club or scouts/boys brigade?

  2. #12
    Zombie_eyes's Avatar
    Zombie_eyes is offline Formerly Diamondeyes
    Winner 2012 - Biggest Computer Nerd
    Winner 2013/14 - Funniest Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    9,354
    Thanks
    2,835
    Thanked
    9,033
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My guy only wants to do things where no one is relying on him, i.e no team sports.

    He did little athletics last year which was good, he just concentrated on improving his personal best.

    He has also shown interest in tennis, and golf. But we dont have the money for it unfortunately.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Griffith NSW
    Posts
    2,237
    Thanks
    802
    Thanked
    918
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Do you have a local RSPCA or animal shelter?
    When I was younger they had a junior volunteer program where you fed ad played with the cats and walked the dogs.
    There was an element of teamwork but it was mostly about love of animals. If he's into animals, it might be an idea.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    255
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    61
    Reviews
    0
    My df has a mild form and said try tennis, it is not over the top team related and yet there is still communication with others
    He said he use to also like bmx bike riding and roller blading things he could do alone.

    Iv found since we got dogs he spends a lot of time with them at off leash dog parks he seems to enjoy that a lot,

    Hope any of them may help

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    8,794
    Thanks
    3,395
    Thanked
    3,081
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My daughter does music too, she mostly plays the acoustic guitar but she also plays the electric guitar and drums. She turns 9 soon.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,218
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thanks everyone, some great ideas there!

    I would like him to try tennis, I think he might like that. Also karate I think he would like, I don't think I've ever asked him about that so will suggest that too. XH rang this morning and said he presented the scouts idea to him and apparantly he was keen. One of his kind-of-friends does it too, so it would be great if they could do it together to strengthen that friendship as well.

    He's not interested in dance but is also pretty unco and as I said, no body strength, so anything requiring sportyness is probably not going to work!

    Instruments I think he would be good at but they're just too expensive for my budget.

    Thanks for all the other ideas too, I'll definitely keep them in mind!

  7. #17
    Zombie_eyes's Avatar
    Zombie_eyes is offline Formerly Diamondeyes
    Winner 2012 - Biggest Computer Nerd
    Winner 2013/14 - Funniest Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    9,354
    Thanks
    2,835
    Thanked
    9,033
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Something to keep in mind, we tried karate, well we went to a demo and info night, and all the yelling from the sensai scared the bajeezus out of him, he doesnt cope with loud stuff at all, and was confused as to why the guy was yelling, they were extremely strict as well, if u were even 2 minutes late you were forced to sit out and do something (cant remember exactly) but yeah it was far too overwhelming for my ultra sensative anxious guy.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Zombie_eyes For This Useful Post:

    CMF  (18-06-2012)

  9. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    The Entrance North NSW
    Posts
    450
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked
    119
    Reviews
    0
    My brother has autism and is 19. He's been doing 10 pin bowling every week since he was about 6 or 7 and loves it.

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,218
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Hmm thanks Diamond Eyes I'll keep that in mind. At gymnastics at the moment as I said they have a bunch of.... unruly... kids in the class, so they've had to make a bunch of really strict rules about discipline. DS hates it, and gets really upset about it because he hates getting into trouble, especially when he hasn't done anything wrong. for eg, they now have a 'no touching' rule, for hitting/wrestling/inappropriate touching, but last week he accidently touched a kid with his hand while warming up, the kid dobbed for 'touching', and DS got his name on the board. He was really upset because it was obviously unintentional.
    It's really disappointing that the class is making him want to quit, but I've had a good chat to him and tried to seperate the 2 issues, ie do you want to be away from THAT class, or do you not like the sport, and he says he kind of likes it but doesn't love it. And as I've said, he has NO body strength so will never progress IMO.

    Well that turned into abit of a vent there sorry LOL, but yes the harsh discipline could bother him so thanks for mentioning it. Maybe I'll suggest a trial class for him and see how he goes.

    I might look into bowling too seeing as so many people are suggesting it!

  11. #20
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    6,095
    Thanks
    399
    Thanked
    747
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Note: none of my children have a dx, but I identify with traits and beleive that my daughters show some traits.

    My daughters enjoy drama class and an amateur theater group.

    My daughters also attend Girls Brigade (similar to scouts, but run by the Baptist Church) and have enjoyed it whilst younger, but seem to drop out in their teens. When we attended a church that also ran a Boys Brigade, my girls were jealous of the activities the boys got to do (such as archery).

    Thier father also takes them speed skating, which seems to have worked out well.

    As a teenager, I joined a roleplaying (Dungeons and Dragons) club, but it was primarily adults.

    Another possibility is something that involves the whole family - such as team bowling, or a medieval reenactment group.

    My other suggestion would be too look at a special interest group, such as model train making, stamp collecting, etc. Most of these activities will be groups geared to adults rather than children, but in my opinion a child with Aspergers may feel more comfortable associating with adults than other children.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Favourite craft activities for mid-primary school kids
    By share a book in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-02-2012, 18:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Hills Swimming Kenthurst
Located in the beautiful suburb of Kenthurst and boasts a heated 25m pool. We conduct world-leading Baby and Parent Classes, Preschool Classes, School Age and Squad Training. Our classes are small, our service personal and our quality of the highest.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!