A.Skate Foundation http://www.askate.org
Skateboarding is a great way to relieve pressure, stress and anxiety. It also keeps you relatively fit and introduces you to some amazing people and places along the way. Autism is a hyper sensory condition that prevents a person from interacting and socialising with their surroundings. When Chrys Worley, John Pike and Peter Korvonen launched A.Skate Foundation they confronted the reality of autism with the remedy of skateboarding. What begun as friendly get-togethers quickly gained momentum and is now an organisation dedicated to supporting children and parents suffering from autism through the healthy stimulation of skateboarding. I was introduced to A.Skate Foundation when they worked together with Girl and Deluxe in holding skate clinics for autistic kids. It was great to see people promoting skating and helping people at the same time. A challenge and rare feat to achieve. Chrys took time off from her incredibly busy schedule as a mother, dental assistant, and all around fantastic person to answer some questions and tell us more about A.Skate and why skateboarding can help relieve the stress and prove therapeutic to those that really need it.