The A.skate Foundation named today National Go Skateboarding Day, with the hope that skateboarders and others will take a child with autism skateboarding.
Skateboarding can be a great sport for some autistic kids – even if they never get beyond sitting on their boards – because there are no coaches, no teams relying on you and limited social skills required. Check out this ESPN story for some awesome stories about autistic children and skateboarding.
One of our major initiatives this year centers on Go Skateboarding Day. On June 21, skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure joy of skateboarding by dropping everything to go skate. On that day, we would love to see skateboarders everywhere make the day even more special by taking a child with autism skateboarding. It’s a crazy idea, but one that’s perfectly suited to skateboarding.