BY NIKKI HEIMANN - For more than a year now, three island locals have happily volunteered their time with an amazing non-profit organization called Surfers for Autism. The name is pretty self-explanatory - members and volunteers of this program are dedicated to introducing children with special needs to the sport of surfing with a remarkable day at the beach full of joy, laughter and inspiration.
Their mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, while supporting advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Their focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.
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