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April 2018 | eNews

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Row Row Row Your Boat

The Flutie Foundation is a proud sponsor of the AccesSportAmerica water sports program for individuals on the autism spectrum at the Pappas Rehab Hospital in Canton, MA. Annually, this adaptive program offers 50+ individuals with autism the opportunity to take part in windsurfing, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, surfing, and more!

AccesSportAmerica's water sports program is completely safe while bringing out incredible physical and cognitive gains with all participants. AccesSportAmerica's executive director, Ross Lilly, has been adapting and teaching water sports for over 20 years to people of all dis/abilities. These "high challenge" sports bring out more focus and higher physical function than ever imagined and the program is great fun for all ages. Various sessions are available, running from June through August.

Whether expertly handling the stand-up paddle on their own or sharing a board with one of the well-trained instructors, athletes will demonstrate so much commendable endurance, growth, and development. AccesSportAmerica strongly believes in their "learn by doing" model, limiting verbal instruction and descriptions so athletes can get right into the water gaining hands-on experience, often with a 1:1 instructor ratio. 

CLICK HERE to complete the application. Don't wait because sessions always fill up quickly! Please email Lisa Collins, our Director of Community Partnerships and Family Supports, with any questions. 

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