I would like to get my son involved in some sort of activity. Sports or something that would hold his interest. It would help my sanity and be a good way for him to get out and learn/refine skills.
Before the pandemic my son was working out with a personal trainer every other Sat. When I signed him up I let them know that he is on the Spectrum they didn't have a problem with that. The one on one training helped him follow directions
When my son was younger I put him in gym. He is 16 now and has been doing karate for the past few years. His sensa is a retired special ed teacher
@A MyAutismTeam Member, I know what you mean about not being capable of using the toilet by themselves, My Son's that way, and sadly will always be that way.
As for the Wandering; A 'Goal' or 'Objective' is an important key, as with My Son, I give Him a place to go to (IE=My car) when We are outside of Our Home. It helps to overcome the 'Fight or Flight' response as well by giving a Focus/Target to go to.
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I'm thinking hard about him trying horse riding therapy. I need a doctor's referral for it but it may be a good activity without a screen.
I think bowling with the bumpers is fun for kids and mini golf. I have heard very good things about something call challenger baseball that is in most areas for special needs kids. Some kids like gymnastics or a tumble class. Also some areas have gym time for special needs. One gym is called “rock the spectrum”. My kid has actually gotten worse with his attention due to the adhd component as he has gotten older 😩. So we don’t do any sports etc because he couldn’t possibly stay on task…
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