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“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

The members and volunteers of Get On Board Skateboarding come from varied backgrounds but we all have the desire to share our knowledge and love of skateboarding with others. Giving freely of ourselves and watching the positive impact our efforts have on the lives of our students brings us great joy and enriches our own lives.

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

There is a moment in the education process when difficulties are surmounted, the lesson is learned, and joy that sparks in the student’s eyes and heart is mirrored in the teacher’s. That spark drives us and gave birth to our proprietary Development Skate Stages™ program and SSP™ methodology.

We found that through continual refinement of this process, we are able to reach out to more and more children and teens with autism and other special needs. This allows us to provide the rewards of a safe, healthy and fun activity that instills self-confidence and a justified sense of accomplishment in an environment in which the only competition a student faces is with herself or himself.

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“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African proverb

If you know six children, then the odds are good that you know a child with autism or other special needs (CDC, 2014). The goal of Get On Board is to positively impact the lives of families affected by autism and other special needs and contribute what we can to society as a whole.

We’re grateful for everything that our sponsors and other contributors do for the program. Thanks to your help we’ve done a lot to help children and teens with autism: we want to do even more. If you’re interested in helping us to empower children and teens with autism and other special needs, please consider a donation. You can also contact us to learn about other ways you can help us to positively contribute to the lives of children.