It all began 20 years ago with a borrowed horse and a 3-year-old boy with autism who liked to play in the rain puddle.
Way before anyone really knew what autism was or how it affected children, a friend approached Linda McLendon and asked if she would take Brandon for a horse ride. It didn’t take long to realize something special was happening; especially after the “screaming and hair-pulling,” the little boy seemed to relax and find a comfort zone.
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Spring Bash BBQ
When: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine.
Where: Pirates Cove Resort, 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart
What: A BBQ benefitting Full Circle Therapeutic Riding. Members of the Amber Leigh Band will be performing. There will be silent auction items and line dancing lessons.
Cost: $20 includes a buffet with hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and beans.
About Full Circle: A therapeutic riding center specializing in special needs children as young as 18 months. Found Linda McLendon works with children suffering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebralpalsy, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, impaired vision or hearing, learning disabilities, and everything from autism to Down’s syndrome to spinabifida and more.
For more information: Call (772) 283-2355