There’s a growing trend that’s been sweeping the United States in recent years—a new form of therapy for children with autism.
It’s surfing, and there’s no co-pay required.
On both of America’s coasts, organizations and programs have independently formed with one purpose: to help children with autism feel the healing powers of the sea by surfing.
When one of those organizations, Surfers for Autism, put on their inaugural event in Deerfield Beach, Florida in 2007, about 40 participants and their families arrived at the beach, welcomed by friendly volunteers as surfboards laid neatly in the sand and a small swell rolled in. Continue reading