“Jumping helps many kids with autism regulate their bodies and this special sensory night was all about them…!”
Thank you, HollyRod Foundation for partnering with SkyZone and Outback Steakhouse to host a SENSORY FRIENDLY night exclusively for autism families in the most DELICIOUS of environments : lots of jumping fun, ease of mind for parents and lots of support and encouragement for kids with autism to JUST HAVE FUN and let loose.
I have been a long time supporter of the HollyRod Foundation, and tonight was a reminder of WHY. “Jump with RJ” was truly a sensory friendly event : the lights were dimmed just SO, the music wasn’t pumping outrageously, it wasn’t crowded : Arizona was excited from the second she stepped foot into SkyZone until the second she slapped RJ a “high five for autism” and headed out 2 hours later.
And by the way: 2 hours is a ridiculously long time for Arizona to endure ANYTHING, let alone an environment with people : sounds : lights : mostly boys and not many girls!
We were driving home and Arizona said, “Mama, I can’t wait to invite my friends to JUMP with me.” “What a cool idea,” I responded. “And you know what, Mama,” she continued, “it’s fun to have Autism sometimes, isn’t it?”
Yes, my love. LIVE YOUR LIFE. There are NO limits. Jump to your heart’s content!