This week, I’m presenting some good by focusing some attention on an amazing foundation that helps children with autism.The A.skate foundation provides no cost programs to facilitate social behaviors for children with autism by teaching them to skateboard in a sensory-friendly, bully-free environment! They also provide grants to get those kids the gear they need.
Autism, like skateboarding, can be unpredictable and often times unruly.We embrace the parts of autism that are hard to understand and give these kids an outlet that is free of rules or judgment, and allows them to be social without being “social”.
I’ve only recently learned about this foundation through a good friend of mine who has a six-year-old non-verbal autistic son. As such, he has become very vocal in the community by educating and bringing awareness about the realities of autism. Recently, he took his son to A.skate event and the boy fell in love with skating, because it’s something he can do independently without feeling overwhelmed.
He is currently running a campaign to raise funds to bring an A.skate clinic to his hometown, Bakersfield, CA. He is selling T-shirts for $20 to help and has only 11 days left on his campaign to reach $3000 to fund this event. They are currently a little over 1/3 of the way. I hope you can find it in your heart to help support this wonderful and cool cause.
Like any other charitable organization they need help to make this good stuff happen. Donations can also be made directly to the A.skate Foundation, if you support their cause.
Tonight, I’ll be attending the St. John’s Day Feast at Culver City Foshay #467. Expect something on this event to be published on here next Wednesday! Until then,
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!