Friday, July 23, 2010
Surfing Breaks the Silence
COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- If you see a mass of people on the beach at Lori Wilson Park on Saturday, just know something special is going on.
If you get close enough, you will see plenty of emotion. Parents and volunteers will be overjoyed. But the most notable phenomenon will be the emotion from the kids participating in the second annual Surfers for Autism (SFA) event.
Many of the children, who fall somewhere on the autism spectrum, have a history of showing no emotion and some of not even talking. But bring them to the ocean and put them on a surfboard and everything changes.