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A.skate Foundation


Associated Sports: Skateboarding
Causes Served: Children and Youth, Disability Issues
Age Groups Served: Children & Youth
Mailing Address: 21765 Green Pine Dr
City: West Blocton
State/Province: Alabama
Zip/Postal Code: 35184
Country: United States
Phone: 205-862-6822
Email: info@askate.org
Website: http://askate.org/
The A.skate Foundation is a registered 501c3 non profit that allows children with autism to be a part of our social world through skateboarding.  We hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism. Today, 1:88 children are diagnosed with autism.

Here are a few of the things that we do:
• Hold clinics nationwide for children with autism at no cost to the families
• Give "Grants for Gear" for kids to purchase skateboard gear
• Hold fundraisers and events to promote our cause
 
Autism, like skateboarding, can be unpredictable and often times unruly. We embrace the parts of autism that are hard to understand and give these kids an outlet that is free of rules or judgment, and allows them to be social without being “social."