For a child with special needs riding an adaptive bicycle goes far beyond having fun and creating priceless memories. Bike riding helps them to grow physically, mentally and emotionally.
Here are the top 10 benefits gained while riding an adaptive bicycle.
Diagnosed with Aspergers at 34, this blog chronicles some of the life events I've gone through, and how I hope to help others on the Autism Spectrum. Posts that are personal opinions will be moving to another Wordpress site by the end of the year; for those looking for help with autism, I hope you will continue to visit and spread the word about the articles that most of the time are links to something I read. Please let me know what challenges you are facing, and I will do my best to address them. Thanks for reading my blog!
I have never regretted getting Zach an adult 3 wheel tricycle. He completed his Boy Scout bike riding badge with it. Yep, it was costly, but his fear of riding a two wheeler was just too great. He needed to be able to ride with his friends. Of course because of the Huge basket in the back his friends thought that was kind of cool.
This is a great improvement for his self-confidence! What other challenges have you overcome because you found a solution? It sounds like maybe you live in the Madison area, and I’d love to meet with him. Or maybe he would prefer to chat online? Let me know what time works for you, but my schedule will be changing since I will be starting work soon.
I’m not sure why I like biking so much; certainly it is a stress reliever for me. As for other reasons, maybe challenging myself, earth friendly, inexpensive sport (sometimes). Now that I’m working, I will probably seek out some long distance events as long as they are reasonably priced. Oh yeah, supporting advocacy for causes I believe in.