Hope for Three, a Fort Bend-based nonprofit whose mission is to raise community awareness and provide financial and emotional support to families with children on the autism spectrum, has announced the latest recipient of the “Caring Friends” award, presented by Hope for Three’s Teen Huddle. This award, presented monthly to an organization promoting acceptance and inclusion of individuals with autism, recognizes the outstanding work of B.L. Wylie and her STARSkaters Skate Therapy volunteers.
The Basic Skills Therapeutic Curriculum founded by B.L. Wylie and Jim O’Neill, trains STARSkaters Skate Therapy volunteers to provide exciting on-ice experience to kids with autism and other special needs. Sugar Land is one of first cities in the country to offer the program. Benefits are both physical – strength, balance – and psychosocial – interacting with coaches and peers, and working to overcome fears.
Special needs skating lessons are offered every Saturday morning at Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center. For more information, visit: www.SkateTherapy.org.
If you would like a speaker to visit your group, school or organization and share more about the autism awareness program, “It’s Cool to Care”, contact Hope for Three, 800-317-0787 or visit www.HopeforThree.org