During one of his first surfing lesson with Surfing for Autism, Shea loses his balance and falls off the board, disappearing under the water. When he emerged, Shea's parents thought that was the end of surfing. They thought that Shea would reject this new interest. They could not have been more surprised when Shea surfaced, screaming in excitement.
Through exploring the passion of surfing, Shea began to improve in other areas of his life as well. It lead to what his parents can only call a "transformation." Shea now dons a blue mo-hawk and even is brave enough to "hang ten."
To read more about Shea, the surfer with autism, click on the links below:
Shea's parents, who call Shea the "Puzzled Surfer" have also started a website to celebrate Shea's interest: