A foundation for autism
Surfers Healing RI
On September 16th, Surfers Healing will hold their 9th annual Rhode Island camp.
Please support the RI camp by sending a tax deductible donation to:
Acts of Kindness
Providence RI 02909
write "Surfers Healing"
in the memo line
Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz.Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many autistic children, he often suffered from sensory overload-- simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite.
A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea--with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard, and Izzy steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah. Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy with other autistic children. They began to host day camps at the beach where autistic children and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.
The Rhode Island camp began in 2009 with 50 children surfing and has grown each year. In 2014, over 200 children surfed at Narragansett Town Beach. Over the last 5 years, the RI camp has served over 500 families.
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