Autistic Kids Visit Sheckler’s Private TF

by The Editors on November 14, 2010

A SkateRyan Sheckler invited close to 50 kids with autism to his private TF on Saturday November 13, 2010 in a skate demo collaboration between the Sheckler Foundation and A.Skate as a part of TACA’s Ante Up For Autism weekend, according to a story in the OC Register.

Crys Worley, a 28-year-old mother of two, founded nonprofit A.skate a few years ago after getting her 7-year-old to try skateboarding. Her fiancé owns a skateboard shop, and the first time they took her son Sasha to a skate park, they noticed he seemed more relaxed. . . A.skate operates on the idea that the repetitive motions of skateboarding help calm symptoms of autism. The organization’s events are free for the participants and their families and are supported by fundraisers.

Ryan was joined by members of the skate community including Skaterboarder Magazine editor Jaime Owens (pictured right helping Sam Tobin, 8, of San Diego get rolling). Sounds like a great way to spend a saturday helping the kids.

[Link: OC Register]

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