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Uploaded on May 9, 2011
Crys Worley, founder of A.Skate Foundation, mom to Sasha, an 8-year-old boy with autism works full time in the dental field, goes to school, and hosts the A.Skate clinics all over for families who have children on the autism spectrum.
The A.Skate Foundation is a non-profit that allows children with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. They hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism. Today 1:91 children are diagnosed with autism, 1:58 of those being boys according to the statistics on TACA now. Autism, like skateboarding, can be unpredictable and often times unruly. A.Skate embraces the parts of autism that are hard to understand and gives these kids an outlet that is free of rules or judgment, and allows them to be social without being "social".
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