Kid surfing

A Walk on Water
A Walk On Water provides Surf Therapy to children with special needs or disability. The ocean’s transformative properties empower our participants, who enjoy a much-deserved day of laughter, love, and acceptance alongside their family. For one perfect, restorative day at the beach, there are no labels. Everyone is an Athlete. National organization which provides events periodically in Southern California.  Check website for calendar.

Best Day Foundation – Adventure Activities for Kids with Special Needs
Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children and young adults ages 4 -24 with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. All volunteer organization.  Has Orange County and San Diego chapters.

Stoke for Life Foundation
The main goal for the Stoke for Life Foundation is to bring
awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adaptive water sports through clinics and education. Our goals are to introduce these benefits in an effort to advance adaptive water sports and to raise awareness for access to our beach communities for those with disabilities. Stoke for life will host paddle clinics for adaptive paddle boarding and adaptive surfing; these will be free open clinics to further education of adaptive water sports, beach access for the disabled, and the advancements in adaptive water sports equipment. National organization which provides events periodically in Southern California. Check website for more info.

Surfers Healing
San Juan Capistrano
(866) 647-HEAL
Surfing Camp for children with autism. Refer to website for camp
dates. Dates available online in April. Registration must be
completed online. Provides a free camp, free lunch, snacks ,and
beverages for the participants and their families.

Waves of Impact
(949) 303-5664
Many people have found that getting in the ocean can be an incredible stress reducing activitie. Waves of Impact seeks to spread this experience through free surf camps for kids with special challenges and injured veterans.

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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.

All information provided or published by the Autism Society Inland Empire is for information purposes only. Specific treatment, therapy or services should be provided to an individual only at the direction of the individual’s doctor, caregiver, or other qualified professional. References to any treatment or therapy option, program, service, or treatment provider are not an endorsement by the Autism Society. References of treatments, therapies, programs, services, and/or providers are not intended to be comprehensive statements. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided. The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information, but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.