Surfers Healing NY
Went back out to Long Beach, Long Island this morning to check out The Surfers Healing with Izzy Paskowitz. Man what a day! These kids and the fella that get them surfing amazed me for hours. It was such a great thing to be part of. Don't know about The Surfers Healing? Here's how it came about... 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. from Surfers Healing website