They trundled onto the course, teed up and fired away with the surprising accuracy characteristic of any Honda Classic swingfest.
But these players were younger than the pros competing at PGA this week, and they faced a more enduring challenge: growing up with autism. With a bit of instruction, helpfully big-headed clubs and enthusiastic encouragement, they got results and an hour or so of fun.
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What is Autism
Children with autism generally have problems in three crucial areas of development — social interaction, language and behavior. Developmental problems appear in early childhood — usually before age 3. Some children show signs of autism in early infancy. Other children may develop normally for the first few months or years of life but then suddenly become withdrawn, become aggressive or lose language skills.