We started Autism Skates because of the positive change I witnessed in my son Ian. Now Ian’s 14 years old, and the confidence he has gained learning to skate has affected his ability to deal with challenging situations appropriately. He has experienced balance physically and emotionally. Now that Ian is older he wants to be able to help other kids with autism in the way that skating helped him.
Our mission is simple. We want to be able to help children of various ages and placement of the autism scale to gain balance, confidence, and help them learn problem solving skills. We want to be able to provide them with helmets, pads, and skateboards so that they can become active outside the house.
Every person involved, from myself to a wonderful nurse, is a volunteer. 100% of everything donated goes directly into helping people with autism.