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Therapeutic skateboarding for kids with autism

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY,NC (WECT)- The Brooklyn Arts Center was transformed into a skate boarding arena Sunday.

Askate.org used the venue for a day of tricks on skateboards! The event aims at introducing skateboarding to kids with autism. Organizers say it is a therapeutic sport for them because of the rolling sensation. Families and volunteers came out Sunday to teach the kids some fun on the board.

Sunday's event wouldn't have been possible without the help of the Brooklyn Arts Foundation, volunteers and Warehouse Skateboards, Inc. (www.warehouseskateboards.com), who donated several skateboards.

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