- Sep 11, 2020
That brought back memories of my late son Wesley at soccer. He was also autistic. He didn't get it: going the wrong way with the ball, knocking kids over, etc. Most of the kids "got it" about Wes but parents could be arseholes. I strongly recommend you consider bowling for your son. It was a godsend for Wesley! He lived for his league nights. He didn't get great scores but that didn't matter to him. The social interaction was most important which is quite unusual for autistics. Make it a family thing and see how it goes from there.Just to play devils advocate cause why not? I have a child with Autism that could easily be perceived as destructive or rude, in reality new things are really exciting to him and he has a hard time conveying his excitement in what most would call appropriate. When some entertain the perceived negative behavior he thinks he is having a positive interaction and will escalate. I desperately want him to take hunters safety, play sports, and be able to ride his bike without having to hover over him, BUT I cant. Often times parents who have children who have a disability like that are still learning and are very fierce about defending their child. Not gonna lie if I had someone bullying my child I would have a hard time not screaming THIS IS SPARTA! and kick them thru a wall.