By Scott Morris
The Best Baby Sunglasses and Surfing in Sourthern California!
ro∙sham∙bo baby is proud to announce the formation of a new charitable partnership with the Surfers Healing charity, a non-profit organization committed to aiding children on the autism spectrum by providing surfing lessons in a safe and comfortable environment. The partnership is a natural fit: ro∙sham∙bo baby is a family run company in San Diego, California, and the founders grew up enjoying the benefits the beach and surf culture can afford. As we have done with our other autism charities, a percentage of all sales from our kids' sport sunglasses sold in 2016 will go to supporting the inspiring work of Surfers Healing. And if you want to make sure that Junior's glasses stay on even when tumbling in the waves, check out our kids' glasses adjuster and head strap!
Each year, Surfers Healings’ volunteer-staffed camps give over 4,500 children with autism and their families a fun, engaging day at the beach. Many children with autism struggle with sensory overload; simple sensations can overwhelm them. The weightlessness and rhythms of the ocean offer a therapeutic experience, a respite from the constant assault on their senses. As their website puts it:
Through the simple act of riding waves together, we’re defying the status quo. When we help kids get up on a board, we’re challenging preconceived notions of capability. When we encourage participants to dive in, we’re empowering them to engage the world. And when we ride the waves together, we’re affirming that every person is a gift.
Attending a Surfers Healing camp positively impacts children with autism, instilling confidence and calm. It also can have a profound impact on the parents. Autism parents are always told what their children cannot do, but at Surfers Healing, it’s all about what their kids can do.
Surfers Healing has been at it for over fifteen years, and we hope we can be a very small part in helping them continue for another fifteen. For more information or to get involved, visit www.surfershealing.org.