Bowling for Autism helps kids have fun together

Posted at 9:01 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 00:09:02-05

Young people on the autism spectrum and their families were able to come together Sunday for bowling at AMF Southwest Lanes.

The event was hosted by the Kern Autism Network and focused on allowing young people on the spectrum to engage together in a comfortable environment where they can be themselves.

"They love it because there is a lot of social interaction," said Ramona Puget, President of Kern Autism Network.

 "The young children and the young adults that are on the spectrum, they're very competitive and so when they get out there and they start bowling, they kind of shine."

Grant Davenport, who is on the autism spectrum, said that he was excited for the event.

"It's really nice to be doing this, to be doing bowling," said Davenport. "It really gets me excited."

Kern Autism Network will host another bowling event in April during Autism Awareness Month. For a full calendar of Kern Autism Network activities, go to their website at