Surfing fundraiser for Autism Academy

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Charleston Autism Academy presents “The Ripple Effect,” a one-day surfing camp fundraiser event for children with and without autism.

The Ripple Effect will be held on May 17, from noon to 5 p.m. on the beach at East 3rd Street, Folly Beach, South Carolina. The event, sponsored by ESIX, Ocean Surf, the International Order of the King's Sons and Daughters, Music Unlimited and Spears Events, will feature live music, beach fun and surfing instructors who will work with each child registered to participate to allow him/her to experience the joy of surfing.

With the newest autism prevalence rates reported this year to be one in 68 children in the United States, it is important for our community to become more aware and accepting of people with autism and support the families who are struggling to care for their loved ones. The Ripple Effect is an event that will bring together people with and without autism in their families, allowing children with autism to surf and play alongside children without autism. In addition to building community, this event will hopefully raise needed funds to build a safe play area on the grounds of the clinic area of Charleston Autism Academy.

Charleston Autism Academy is a federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing autism therapy services to school-aged children. Founded in 2007 by concerned parents of children with autism, this organization provides applied behavioral therapy services and music therapy services to children with autism in a very structured environment on a very individualized basis.

To sign up to participate as a surf camper at the Ripple Effect, go to www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4FACA62CA6FD0-theripple.

For more information on Charleston Autism Academy (CAA) and the Ripple Effect, go to CAA's website at www.charlestonautismacademy.org.

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