Archive for the ‘autism’ Category

Temple Grandin Movie

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

I’m really excited to see Temple Grandin’s life was made into what looks to be a very good movie starring Claire Danes.

Having volunteered a number of years at a free surf camp for children with autism, I’ve always felt the kids were normal and fine but that the challenges/difficulties/hurdles were with people outside of their circle understanding that the kids perceived things a bit different than us and the challenge of communicating with them lie not with the kids, but with us/them.

This movie could go a long way in helping people not very familiar with autism understand this, and be more accepting of the kids AND their families.

I’m really excited to see this. I’ve said that twice already? That’s how excited I am!

Watch the full trailer here (1:30). It’s way better on full screen!


Free Surf Camp for Children with Autism

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Surfers Healing has been holding surf camps for children with autism for 10 years. The camps are free and lunch is provided to the families at no cost. The organization relies on corporate donations.

ESPN shot a great series of clips on the camps a few years ago. Sadly, only 1 remains online. You can view it here but you will need to click on the surf camp ( 3 choices, 1 working link) as no direct link is available.

Our first San Diego Camp is Wednesday, July 15th. If you would like to see something very cool, cheer the kids on, or would like to help out on the beach (no surfing skills required, big smiles supplied ) you can drop me an email Keith L  AT Surfershealing DOT org.

Free Surf Camp for Children with Autism