Sky High Sports in Naperville recently kicked off their “Jump Sky High for Autism Speaks” event for kids with autism.
The lights were dimmed and music was shut off to allow kids with special needs to jump and play in their own comfortable way.
“A lot of people don’t cater to people on the spectrum or kids with special needs. A lot of times we go to places and there are mandatory wrist-bands, it’s loud and they don’t have places for kids to chill and be quiet, and this place is separate from the food court and noise and gives them a quiet zone,” said Kathy Lent, a mother of a special needs child.
Throughout the end of October, 100 percent of the proceeds from every pair of special autism jump socks will benefit Autism Speaks.
“Jerry Raymond, our Founder and CEO actually has a special needs child and this is something he holds near and dear to his heart so this is why we do what we do,” said Glenn Taylor, Regional Manager of Sky High Sports Chicago.
Sky High also hosts jump hours every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. for special need kids and their families.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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