Playing Polo Has Profound Effect On Teen’s LifeThe Autism Site
Alex Ebel was adopted from a Russian orphanage just before he turned two. When he was five, he was diagnosed with autism.
Because of a sensory processing disorder, Alex has always been particular about what clothing he will wear − and Ralph Lauren polos have always been a favorite. One day, he looked down at the polo player embroidered on the chest and said, “If I’m wearing polo, shouldn’t I be playing polo?” His parents were surprised, as Alex didn’t like to sweat, be outside, or be around animals, but they found him a polo instructor. And it paid off.
Now Alex is 17. In the two years since he has been playing, his confidence, social life, speech patterns, and even his movement have improved. Watch the video to hear how polo has changed his life.