PALMDALE – Volunteers are needed to assist with a free skateboard clinic for autistic youth coming to Palmdale early next month.
Presented by the A.skate Foundation for autistic youth, the free clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, June 1, at Marie Kerr Skate Park, located at 39700 30th Street West in Palmdale.
There is room for 60 participants, who will skate one-on-one with a volunteer for an hour. There will be three intervals – 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.
Registration for 10 a.m. is full, but registration for 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. is still open (as of May 8). Families may register children at www.askate.org.
The event provides a sensory-friendly environment to children with autism so that they can succeed with an active sport. It also offers therapeutic benefits similar to occupational therapy.
Interested volunteers should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The A.skate Foundation is an organization that allows children with autism to be a part of our 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, and promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry.
The free skateboard clinic for autistic youth on June 1 is being co-sponsored by Pacific Child & Family Associates, Squirty’s Collision Center, and the AV Autism Awareness Walk.
View many photos from last year’s event on our Facebook page here.