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Crys Worley, founder of A.Skate Foundation, mom to Sasha, an 8-year-old boy with autism works full time in the dental field, goes to school, and hosts the A.Skate clinics all over for families who have children on the autism spectrum. The A.Skate Foundation is a non-profit that allows children with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. They hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism. Today 1:91 children are diagnosed with autism, 1:58 of those being boys according to the statistics on TACA now. Autism, like skateboarding, can be unpredictable and often times unruly. A.Skate embraces the parts of autism that are hard to understand and gives these kids an outlet that is free of rules or judgment, and allows them to be social without being “social”. For more information and to get involved log onto http://www.askate.org/ Directed & Edited by Eliot Rausch Director of Photography: Lukas Korver To see more go to www.offthewall.tv Music by: Caspian "Sycamore" Ian Love "Burnt out cars " Jon McKiel "Get Caught"+ More details
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Vans teamed up with Crys Worley and A.Skate on a day that was intended to giving back, but it was the kids that did the giving. Vans would like to thank all of the kids that shared their lives with us on that day. To learn how you can get involved go to www.Askate.org+ More details
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Hosted by NC Skate to benefit the A.skate Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps children with autism to skate, as well as promote awareness and educate families.This is just a small part of what went down, if you weren't there then you missed out. Also big thanks to all the sponsors who helped make this event possible. FIlmed/Edited by: Rob Russell Shot: Canon t2i/550d Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM Canon 18-55 IS+ More details
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Synopsis: A short documentary about our family's challenges with autism and finding a common bond through the sport of skateboarding. Getting behind and supporting our son's love for the sport has changed our lives forever. In a time of feeling hopeless, we were inspired by people such as Izzy & Danielle Paskowitz who shared with the world their family's struggles in raising their son, Isaiah, who is on the autism spectrum, and how surfing changed their lives as a family. Another source of inspiration was Crys Worley, the Founder of A.Skate, who has shared her son Sasha's struggles with autism, and how skateboarding has changed his life and those in the autism community through their skateboarding clinics the last 5 years. It is because of the courage of people like them who exposed both the benefit of board sports as well as their family's vulnerabilities and struggles with raising a child on the spectrum that we chose to create this documentary and share Justin's Journey. It is our hope that if our family's story can help even just one person or one family in this world it will be worth it. Ultimately, the through line of this story is not about skateboarding, but the hope of establishing a family connection through an activity that their child finds an interest or talent and nurturing it. It has been something that as a family desperately searched and wished for so many years until we found skateboarding. Thank you for sharing "Justin's Journey" with us. Continue to follow Justin's Journey with us on instagram @skating4satori Special Thanks to: Upper Cloud Media Johnny Neang Erick Lee The Official Brand City of Sunnyvale Wynn Nojopranoto The Smallwood Family The Locals at Sunnyvale & Lake Cunningham Skatepark & the Skateboarding Community #thankyouskateboarding #skateboardingcanchangetheworld+ More details
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"HeartChild" The Movie collaboration with VANS Footwear Promo 2012© "HeartChild" is a feature length documentary film about twenty-nine year old Crys Worley, who is the mother of a nine year old autistic child, Sasha. It is a remarkable story about a mother's struggles, not only with her own health, but the well being of her son. Committing to Sasha that she will never give up on him and inspired by the challenges parents of autistic children face, she started a non-profit organization, called A.Skate - Autism. Skating with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education. This film documents her extraordinary journey. This is Promo #1 of #5: (Linked Below) http://offthewall.tv/video/heart_child_promo_1 http://offthewall.tv/video/heart_child_promo_2 http://offthewall.tv/video/heart_child_promo_3 http://offthewall.tv/video/heart_child_promo_4 http://offthewall.tv/video/heart_child_promo_5 Editing by: Michael J Sassano Cinematography By: Michael J Sassano & Ben Duffy+ More details
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