Tom Tolbert (Volunteer Director) – (949) 640-1678
John Byerlein (Skipper, OASIS Sailing Club) – (949) 640-6423
Since 1996, Sailing Fascination, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, has provided free sailing lessons to over 500 students with a range of disabilities. Students with spinalcord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio conditions, quadriplegia and other physical conditions, as well as high school students with developmental disabilities, come weekly for classes. All they need is an enthusiasm for learning and the desire for an increased quality of life. With no prior experience needed, the Foundation teaches students everything from boat safety, sailing terminology and concepts, steering, tacking, running down-wind,crewing and perhaps most importantly, confidence building.
This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.
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