Skateboarding As Autism Therapy

by The Editors on May 15, 2010

Askateredlogo.121133534 StdWhen Chrys Worley saw how much her autistic 7-year-old son Sasha loved skateboarding she realized that it might be good for other kids who suffer from the disability. So she started the A.Skate Foundation, according to a story in the Tuscaloosa News.

“It’s often really difficult for kids with autism to be part of organized sports,” said Chrys Worley, a West Blocton mom whose 7-year-old son has autism. . . “Skateboarding is something they can do as a group but also individually,” she said. “They don’t have to be overwhelmed, and it’s constant motion.”

We’ve always used skateboarding as therapy, but it’s nice to know someone is using it to help the kids who need it the most.

[Link: A.Skate Foundation via Tuscaloosa News]

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Norm May 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I also run an autism skate clinic. It’s based in Jacksonville, Florida. I’m glad to see that people realize how great skateboarding is for individuals with autism.

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