Sunday, April 24, 2011
Children with Autism Hit the Surf
Happy Easter, Happy Passover . . . hope I haven't missed anything. This is a wonderful story from Juno Beach, Fla., a town I covered many moons ago as a reporter for the Palm Beach Post. Wish they had this back then; would have been a great assignment. Though I do remember covering a sunrise Easter service on the beach in Jupiter, not far from Juno Beach. Be sure to watch the video. Enjoy.
JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- The smiles say it all, 200 autistic children experienced the joys of surfing with the help of volunteer surfers.
The kids say that it's, "so fun. It's like a party."
Each year Surfers for Autism puts on events along the coast of Florida and Georgia to help kids with autism. The goal is to change their lives simply by teaching them to catch a wave.