Bowling for Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Month is here, and what better way to spend it than in a bowling alley that’s more than just?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 1:20 am

April is Autism Awareness Month and what better way for children with autism to celebrate than with a round of bowling at 300 Pasadena?

While bowling and autism may seem incongruous, the fact of the matter is, children with autism seem to love it. The lights, the sounds, and the various sensations in a bowling alley all ignite something in many of these children.

Some may be worried for kids with more severe levels of autism, especially those with sensory input issues, but past events have shown that the various stimuli in bowling alleys don’t seem bother most and they can enjoy the experience.

Surrounded by flashy neon lights, loud music, constant striking of balls on pins, and general cacophony, many reports suggest kids with varying degrees of autism enjoy themselves.

What’s most important though is the chance for these kids to interact with other kids and have a great time – the heartfelt wish of their parents who wish nothing but to see their kids have fun.

Bowling is not only good for children with autism, but for kids in general. By teaching discipline, consistency, and patience, kids learn valuable life lessons. The sport also develops upper body strength, fine motor skills, timing and control that will prove valuable when they grow up.

300 Pasadena, an event venue and bowling alley at 3545 E. Foothill Blvd. in Hasting Ranch, currently calls parents to bring their kids for a limited-time, unlimited bowling offer of $10 every Sunday to Thursday.

Its neon-splashed decor, high-end facilities, and helpful staff together with floor-to-ceiling video screens and casual dining makes this more than just a bowling alley.

To learn more about 300 Pasadena, you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/300Pasadena.

For more info about the Autism Society and National Autism Awareness Month, you can visit its page at http://www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month/.

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