Surfing the Spectrum offers beach therapy as a respite to COVID stresses for young people with autism

Simon McCarthy
December 14 2021 - 10:00am

IT sold out in an hour, and the smiles at Lake Macquarie's first Surfing the Spectrum event since COVID lockdowns made it clear why.

Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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