Surfers for Autism Event includes children’s games etc, Tybee Is.

Surfers for Autism, a non-profit organization based in South Florida, unites surfers to raise money to assist in autism research and advocacy. The Saturday event, which is open to the public, will include surfing as well as family-friendly activities face painting, live music, games and more. This is the first time the organization has hosted an event outside of the state of Florida.

For more info, visit the Coastal Empire First Annual Surfers for Autism Facebook page here.

Contacts: SFA President Don Ryan SFA Director of Communication Dave Rossman
561-445-7154, 561-315-0407,

Children on the autism spectrum spend the day being pushed into waves by expert instructors, and with no fear of mocking or awkward stares, families can let their guard down and enjoy the moment for a change. These days are not just about the children, but also the families that deal with so much stress, frustration and uncertainty on a daily basis. Many families withdraw socially for fear of uncomfortable social situations, and SFA events provide a safe setting where they can just enjoy each other for a day.

SFA events are free for participating families and also serve as fundraisers, and the money is used to fund future events and to assist in furthering research and advocacy. Surfing is not the only attraction, and there are a range of diversions for typical siblings including face-painting, fire trucks, live music, games and much more.

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