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Surf’s Up!

One of the best things about living in Florida is that you’re never too far from the beach!  The Northeast Region has some great summer events coming up that APD customers may be interested in participating in.

Surfers For Autism events provide a safe, fun, judgment-free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. Surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and will enjoy a day filled with a wide range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face painting, games, fire engine tours, and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families, and volunteers.

This is a very special day where children with developmental delays can wow families with their capabilities!  There are two events coming up in the Northeast Region in August.  The 5th Annual Inlet Surfers for Autism Beach Festival will be held on August 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ponce Inlet.  The Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn will be the host hotel for the event.  Reservations for the Surfers with Autism block can be made until July 1 by calling 1-800-258-8454.  The 5th Annual First Coast Surfers for Autism Beach Festival will take place on August 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Flagler Beach Pier.

For more information on Surfers For Autism and upcoming surfing events, visit http://surfersforautism.org/.