Mission Statement The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism. Our History It was December of 2007 when a simple...
Surfers for Autism TestimonialsDon Vandermast: Thank you everyone for sharing this with me. I have never met anyone as friendly and heartwarming as you guys. You have a awesome family there! I was told it would be a life changing event. Wow, was it! I think I might have to move to Florida so I can make every event! Thank you from the...
We are a 501 (c) (3) not for profit dedicated to the introduction of the sport of surfing to children with special needs. The therapeutic benefits of this activity to children and young adults within the autism spectrum cannot be put into words and must be experienced
At a Surfers For Autism event, our surfers are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. Our surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families and volunteers.
This is a very special day where children with developmental delays interact with typical peers and wow families with their capabilities.
These events are examples of inclusion at the highest level.