AutismUp and iCanShine are teaming up to make sure every child gets the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike.
The 10th annual iCan Bike Camp is helping 40 local children with autism experience the thrill of independently riding a two-wheel bicycle, and help develop their confidence and skill.
“It’s put them back into the community; it’s raised their confidence,” Ann Cole, Retired Education and Advocacy Director for AutismUp. “They are so excited. The high fives, the excitement, and again it’s that I wasn’t able to do it, now I can. I wonder what else was hard — that I’ll try now. “
Research shows over 80 percent of people with autism never learn how to ride a bike.
The five-day camp runs through July 28.