Years ago i was dating this guy who had Aspergers syndrome and whenever he was doing cricket or basket ball etc... he used to dodge the ball every time.He'd cower,dodge,run away from it,rather than catch it.
Also,i have AS (some reckon so,where as most people think it's deffo ASD,but not Aspergers) and i remember skipping school on sports days.
Was his fear of the ball hurting him related to AS?
My mum says he hasn't got AS,as sufferers are meant to be fine with sports.
Hi, I have a little boy that has highly functioning autism and he will not play sports. Like Hallokidoki said, he doesn't like the noise and the large crowed but, also the fast movement of the bat and ball. Those are all sensory related issues that come along is AS and autism.
I've always been strong for my age (14),so if it got to a certain point I could have physically over powered the teachers from dragging me (would've been like trying to move a brick sh*t house),but there was a kid who didn't have that option.They were very small for 14 and had an absolute terror because it had been going on for so long with P.E and the ball flying about,so one day when the other kids were kicking it at them and the teachers were forcing them to stay,they were screaming in sheer terror and they were laid cowering and the properly messed them self from terror of the situation and bullying (having the ball thrown in their face for fun),so when they were screaming in terror covered in sh*t the kids were laughing their heads off and a couple of teachers were stood sniggering.The head of special needs proper laid into the kid after that saying "It's bloody ridiculous at your age!!" and their life is in ruins now they are an absolute wreck,but my mum said there's no excuse because it's nothing compared to what some go through (sexual stuff etc...) I don't understand,how can you get any worse that experiencing fear and humiliation like that and then all the systematic fear and distress that went on?
The UK is ever so strange.