Program Uses Skateboarding To Help Kids With Disabilities Build Social, Physical Skills
SkateMD holds clinics to help children with conditions such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida and cerebral palsy develop strength, balance and coordination while helping them overcome their social anxieties.
The Sacramento Bee:
Skateboard Clinic Teaches Kids With Disabilities Life – And Shredding – Skills
As Amy Rogers watched her eldest son, Preston, glide by on his skateboard on a recent afternoon, she marveled at how far he had traveled just over the past few months. Before he took his first skateboarding lesson as part of an innovative new therapy for children with disabilities, the 15-year-old, who has been diagnosed with autism, had never even ridden a bike before. Most of his time was spent in his room playing video games and sketching, far from family and friends. (Kirk, 6/20)