Monday, August 21, 2017
Surfers for Autism
Based in Boca Raton, Surfers for Autism (SFA) is a nonprofit that introduces surfing to children on the autism spectrum. SFA's mission is to unlock the children's potential while supporting advocacy for autism resources and scientific research. It also aims to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education. Free SFA events have been held at different beaches in Florida and Georgia since 2008. At each event, surf instructors guide the children into the water and teach them the basics. There are other fun activities and a catered lunch for the children, their families, and volunteers. The latest event was the Eighth Annual First Coast Beach Festival at the Flagler Beach Pier last Saturday. FSA sells merchandise at its online store Storenvy. For more information about this organization, go to http://surfersforautism.org/.