Free A.Skate Skateboard Clinic
Registration Now Open: ASBC Sponsors Another Free A.Skate Skateboard Clinic
The A.Skate skateboard clinic that the Autism Society of Boulder County sponsored this past August was so popular that we're bringing the event back to town this month.
Please join us at Erie Community Skate Park on Sunday, October 20, from 10 am to 12 noon, for another FREE skate clinic for kids and teens who have autism. The skate park will be closed to the public that morning for this special event.
Founded by Crys Worley, the A.Skate Foundation of Birmingham, Alabama, runs numerous clinics across the country that are geared specifically toward giving kids of every ability who have autism the opportunity to try skateboarding in a safe, sensory-friendly environment with caring volunteers from the skate community. There is no age limit for this clinic; it is for kids of all ages who want to try skateboarding, whether that means sitting, standing upright or being held by someone on the board--whatever works for your son or daughter.
Please note that this clinic is only for kids who have an autism diagnosis, not for their neurotypical siblings.
What: A.Skate Autism-friendly Skateboard Clinic
When: Sunday, October 20, 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Erie Community Skate Park
450 Powers St., Erie
No walk-ins will be admitted; you must register in advance at www.askate.org. Kids who did not attend the clinic in August will have priority in registering for this month's event.
A crew from 9News captured footage at our summer event, including interviews with some kids and parents who participated. To see the video clip, click here. To watch one of several YouTube videos of other A.Skate clinics, click here.
If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering for the October clinic, please send an email to Elisa@askate.org.