Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Surfing for Autism, nominated by donor
obxlisa. They hold an autism awareness event each summer where kids with autism are offered the opportunity to surf. You can find their web site here.
A few words on Charitocracy
Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!
About nominee Surfing for Autism
Surfing for Autism is an Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness event each Summer on the Outer Banks of NC while providing our children with an amazing experience and opportunity to surf. Each child is provided two surfers and a skilled therapist or teacher who are well educated on the special needs of our children with autism. Together, they are paired up with children who have ASD of all ages and introduce them to paddling, surfing, and a new way to have fun in the sun.
Offer individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder a supportive environment to connect and share by creating opportunities to experience the therapeutic benefits of surfing. Through these opportunities, Surfing for Autism is also creating a greater awareness and a deeper understanding of ASD within the community.
Involve individuals with autism, their families, siblings, caregivers, therapeutic professionals, surfers, and the larger community in an inclusive, comprehensive, and compassionate experience which celebrates the therapeutic benefits of surfing.
So check out this fantastic 4 minute video about their annual event in OBX, then please visit the page of Surfing for Autism to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!