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A son with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder is heading to middle school

Q: My 11-year-old son, who has autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, is obsessed with Pokémon. I’d like him to exercise (besides walking to play Pokémon Go), but he seems uninterested in everything except unstructured swimming/pool time.

How do I entice him to move, or are Pokémon Go walks enough? I’m also concerned about how he will do socially in middle school when he transitions. Right now, he doesn’t care about what other people think.