WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Many children with autism have a difficult time socializing. But a local event looks to change that. The 2019 Autism Bowl was held at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
Now in its 14th-year Organizers provide free bowling, food, and gifts. In an effort to help those with autism get out and feel comfortable in social settings. Organizers say this event is a great way to show everyone that kids with autism are ready to have fun and make new friends.
“A lot of times we’re kinda isolated in our own homes and things like that, so it’s good for us to be able to get out and do things as a group,” said Scott Radish, Participant.
“Usually when we have our events they have nothing but fun and guess what, I think a smile and laughter is medicine for the whole family “Dolphus Teart, co-founder, co-event Organizer
About one hundred people showed up at the inaugural event in 2005. More than 400 attended Sunday’s event.