My autistic sons LOVE Boy Scouts horseback riding and because of their excellent agility, endurance and hand-eye coordination, and are therefore VERY good at tennis, soccer, baseball, skiing and swimming. Tennis was perfect for my older son, as it's fast-paced and completely interactive. When he get's older he would also be a natural for the cross-country team! And swimming is great for my younger son, who takes after me!
I feel my/our job is to expose them to a wide variety of things, and let them decide what they enjoy most, then support them 100% with their choice(s). The only thing I demand of them is that they complete the season or lessons, before deciding that they want to quit.
at 7:56 PM on Sep. 11, 2010