|Yes Bowling. Go figure, it is literally across the parking lot from his school.|
What is bowling like, with an 8 year-old boy on the autism spectrum? Well, it's a ton of fun!
This guy was into the entire bowling experience 210%. He took to the bowling shoes like they were his beloved Crocs. This is the same kiddo who pitched a small fit in Payless Shoes when I suggested he try lace-up and velcro shoes. While we did play with bumpers, he tried bowling on his own (not using a special ramp) for the first time. I suggested he try bowling with his left hand and he did well.
Every roll brought the same level of excitement, hand flaps, jumps, and big grins. I think James loved playing a sport that let him cheer loudly and often.
|Boom! Cur-ash!! He took the noises of a busy lanes well, yet he still can't take a leaf blower.|
We only played 10 frames, but they made James' morning. He had so been looking forward to this -- he even dressed specially for the event, and wore his hat his Dad found for him:
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