Can i be a good kickboxer with aspergers syndrome?
Well one thing is for sure, you won't truly find the answer to this question without trying it. If you want to do it, then do it and good luck. It's better to try and fail then to never try at all.
Do people with Asperger's Syndrome enjoy sports?
When I first read your question, I thought of my dad. Although he was never diagnosed in life, he showed a lot of autistic characteristics.I think he played basketball while in college, but I know for sure he enjoyed sports, and not just as a spectator (although he loved watching as well).Sports statistics was one of his special interests. He knew what pro baseball team started in which city, and what other cities it had moved to before it was presently located. He knew about coaches and what years they coached for which teams. He knew about draft picks going back at least to the 60s. While I think his favorite sport for stats was baseball, he also enjoyed watching football and NASCAR racing and knew a lot about those stats as well.He knew all the stuff - because of who he was.He didn’t play anything after college that I know of except bowling; he was career Air Force (air traffic controller) and I don’t think he set aside time for anything but bowling when he wasn’t on duty. That was where the father/son time took place: the bowling alley, both on and off base. And he was a pretty good bowler.So I’d say the answer to your question is, “Yes.”
How do you know if your chld has Asbergers Syndrome.?
First, I disagree with others regarding teacher. Good for her for mentioning the possibility! If it turns out your child does not have AS, at least you have checked it out. I have a 27 year old son with AS. At the time he was tested, AS was not yet being dx'd, and he fell through all the cracks for help. He is a solid citizen now, but has struggles that may have been minimized had appropriate dx and treatment been made early on. Even so, I learned what worked with him, and was able to help him alot. I am assuming you have noticed little idyosyncracies in your son, things that make him a bit different. Obsession with pet subjects, rages from frustration, social difficulties. Take your son to his pediatrician and ask about it. Take him to another if you have ongoing concerns and one doctor doesnt listen. The whole key here is, there are techniques of working with AS that make life a lot easier for everyone, and the end prognosis for a healthy adult life is very good. Kids with AS present with very similar behaviour, so it is not in the least out of line for a teacher to suspect it in a child once they know the behaviour and work with it.
How do you manage Asperger's syndrome and integrate yourself into society despite the challenges you face?
It was more a question of adapt or die more than anything else. The first steps involved copious amounts of therapy from psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pathologists and the like then I had to take various medications. In the early years of high school, I was placed on a behavioural modification chart along with some anger management. Later in my school career, I had to learn to maintain a good amount of distance from my classmates so as to not fall prey to their underhand tactics, namecalling and the odd fight here and there and once I learned to follow my own path(which was a slow process), things improved dramatically. I have to be more conscious of my thoughts more often than others and learn to retreat if the situation got too overwhelming for me. Just like someone else said, I have to employ a philosophical and empirical method in order to interact with and figure out people for the main part. My wit also had to be honed in case I got into an encounter and the bullying and controlling behaviour when I was younger taught me to regard certain societal mores(especially in regards to age differences, cultural identity and social hierarchy) with the utmost suspicion and cynicism. Even my parents knows to not meddle with me! When it comes to conversations, I must know when to hold back and when not to and surprisingly enough, I think I've learned this better than the average person. Sadly, because of my social awkwardness I often find myself getting spiteful with anyone who I fall afoul with which comes with my need to defend myself and sometimes I get so vindicative that I fantasize about beating up people who I found undesirable regardless of age or gender. I also had to learn from an early age to make friends with whoever understood you regardless of age group, ethnicity, gender, etc. I don't even argue over cultural matters in particular anymore as I know that it may be difficult for me to find my match if you will. I savour my status as a loner and I just can't picture myself being in the path of people all the time so hopefully I'll get a job that will allow me to interact and work with people while maintaining my isolation. Cultural differences when it comes to a partner won't phase me either as people are all a mess and I will always be an alien.
I have Aspergers and struggle with productivity. How can I break away from this struggle?
You must, must, MUST establish a routine. Find a way that works for you. Forgive yourself when you can't remember it. But you must establish a routine. Otherwise, you will never get anything done. I'm a teacher. I have a very routinized day: I get up, I shower, I do my morning medications, I get dressed, I eat, I have coffee, and I check my work email before 9 a.m. I deal with emails first, then grading, then class planning. Every day, it's the same routine. The specifics of what I do during any one of those main tasks may differ from day to day, but I always do the same routine. You will need to set alarms to remind you of when things need to be done. Google Calendar is great for this; I recommend it. You have to establish habits. This will also be hard but it needs to be done. Go back to your therapist and ask them about executive function issues. If they don't know about those, you need a different therapist.