Watch­ing An­gry Birds will help kids soar

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

FOR Edgar Lund, it was like hav­ing two new big broth­ers.

The 17-year-old from Hun­ters Hill, lives with a se­vere form of autism and finds it dif­fi­cult to learn new skills and com­mu­ni­cate.

But thanks to the Sony Foun­da­tion Aus­tralia’s Children’s Hol­i­day Camp he not only sat­is­fied his love of the out­doors and physical ac­tiv­i­ties, he also made new friends.

The camp offers a unique respite pro­gram that sees high school and univer­sity stu­dents take on the re­spon­si­bil­ity for the care of children with spe­cial needs over four days. This gives fam­i­lies the op­por­tu­nity for a well-de­served break.

“It’s hard for Edgar, not re­ally un­der­stand­ing what peo­ple are say­ing, as it can be hard to build trust, so learn­ing new skills takes time and great pa­tience,” his mother Teresa said.

“The Sony Foun­da­tion Aus­tralia camps do so much more than pro­vide respite for car­ers of children with spe­cial needs. They lit­er­ally change lives.” TODAY, AT PAR­TIC­I­PAT­ING CIN­E­MAS, ALL PRO­CEEDS OF THE 10AM SCREEN­ING OF THE AN­GRY BIRDS 2 MOVIE WILL GO TO THE SONY FOUN­DA­TION CHILDREN’S HOL­I­DAY CAMP PRO­GRAM. FOR PAR­TIC­I­PAT­ING CIN­E­MAS AND TIMES, VISIT SONYFOUNDA­TION. ORG/ EVENT/ AN­GRY- BIRDS- 2- SCREEN­ING.

Edgar Lund and mum Teresa.

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