Saturday, August 21, 2010

Surfer's Healing Autism Camp...

We are going taking D-Riv to this surfing camp in San Diego next summer..( the whole family is going along with him)
I'm already excited!!!
How cool is this camp?
Check it out...http://www.surfershealing.org/
History

Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz.Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many autistic children, he often suffered from sensory overload-- simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite.
A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea--with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard, and Izzy steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah. Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy with other autistic children. They began to host day camps at the beach where autistic children and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.

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Israel & Danielle..standing by the "godfather of surfing"[This couple founded the camp...because of their son,..they're making a HUGE difference for families]

Pic from the Camp in San Diego



BEYOND....cool...

4 comments:

Just Me said...

Oh exciting!!!!!!

Ally in Wonderland said...

I volunteered at Surfer's Healing for years when I lived in NC. LOVED every single one of them. Be sure to take the picture of Riv's face as he gets out of the water (and finishes the wave). Those were priceless images.

[ME] said...

Ally that is SO COOL! I need to talk to you when we get closer to going..

Ally in Wonderland said...

Absolutely! Just give me a hollar

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