Amherstview jets

Odessa, ON

Amherstview jets

Community Involvement

I'm most proud of our team for the patience and acceptance of my son max. My son has autism, and struggles in groups and feeling part of the team. These boys have always found a way to put a smile on my sons face. It takes many approaches before he will engage with someone new. I really didn't think it was possible for max to fit in and ever feel comfortable with his team mates. All the boys go out of there way for him. Every year I would race to get him in and out of the dressing room as fast as I could so he didn't ever realize he wasn't part of there conversations. As my son is very smart and realizes these things but doesn't know how to interact with them. But this year he's starting to begin conversations and even once on a while join in. To any other parent this may seem so small of a thing to worry about, but with a child who is so much different then the rest this brings tears of joy. To watch my son be part of a team for the very first time, and feel like everyone else. Not to long ago after a hockey game the team did what they usually do and went jumpin on there goalie, and max always jumps on the ice by himself celebrating, but to my surprise he actually jumped in with his team. I tried so hard not to cry but the tears came. Not sure if this is the sort of thing you are looking for, but I had to share, and hope other kids get to enjoy what it's like being a part of a team just like my son max. Thx

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