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Make sure martial arts instructors and masters are educated on autism (as well as ADHD) so they can know how to properly treat a student with respect without being too harsh. I have seen firsthand children with autism or ADHD being forced and shamed into focusing, when the students have neurodevelopmental impairments that make it harder (and sometimes impossible) to learn to focus.
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