It is also a message to all those struggling with autism: a message to stand up, no matter how hard it gets. Waves of Healing collects the stories of a group of everyday families who discovered Surfers for Autism in their search for hope, answers, and healing for their children with autism.
These are stories about the struggles children with autism face—the struggle to stand on a surfboard, the struggle to communicate, the struggle to make progress in a world which accepts “normal” and rejects all else. But they’re also stories of breakthroughs, of authentic joy and unbridled excitement as they learn to see their world from a whole new perspective—standing tall atop a surfboard, riding a wave all their own.
Exploring new avenues of therapy for those with autism, with therapeutic and extraordinary results, Waves of Healing is a snapshot of hope, courage, and human perseverance.
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Table of Contents
1 Breakthroughs 5
2 Diagnosis 27
3 Wheel of Autism 39
4 Adaptation 67
5 The Origins of SFA 85
6 Discovering Identities 91
7 What Makes Surfing Therapeutic? 111
8 The Family 129
9 The Last Day of Summer 139
10 Four Waves, Four Breakthroughs 151
11 The Last Wave 163
About the Author 197