Activities for Children

Dear Aspie: Should Aspies Take Martial Arts?

By on May 21, 2006

Dear Aspie:
“I am a social worker working with a 13-year-old-boy with Asperger's. He wants to learn martial arts, in part because he's in a rough school and gets bullied. His father is concerned that the boy's impulse control problems will result in him using his martial arts skills to seriously hurt or kill someone. The father, who is most likely an undiagnosed aspie himself, said he would have (literally) killed someone in high school...