Empowering Challenged Youth to Believe They Can, and Erasing the ‘Stigma’ from Those Who Believe They Can’t.
A Diagnosis is Provided, Labels are Given, and Perceptions Arise. . . You Can Bet, Limitations Will Follow.
and many times a stigma attaches itself limiting or hampering a child’s development. Self-confidence may be shattered, potential peer mistrust, and many times self-isolation occurs. Prescribed medications for neurological conditions many times hamper motor skill development and emotional skill sets. The Bounce Out the Stigma mission seeks to empower those children and young adults instilling self-confidence, improving motor skill development and removing peer mistrust using basketball and our unique story as a catalyst. Parents are not immune to the labels or their own feelings that result. A child may not be invited to a friends sleepover or party for fear they may have a seizure, parents feel an array of emotions including anger at others and sadness for their child. School systems set a SPECIAL SET of RULES for children on the autism spectrum. Our society is setting limits on these children, we seek to break that cycle.