“Surfing for Autism” – August 10, 11 & 12

The annual "Surfing for Autism" event is held every year at Jennette's Pier. The mission of Surfing for Autism is to offer individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder a supportive environment to connect and share by creating opportunities to experience the therapeutic benefits of surfing. Through these opportunities, Surfing for Autism is also creating a greater awareness and a deeper understanding of ASD within the community. Surfing for Autism is a non-profit organization that accepts donations. If you would like to get involved whether it's for monetary donations or volunteering during their events, please visit http://www.surfingforautism.org or go to their facebook page for the latest updates HERE.   Thursday, August 10, 2017: NC Aquarium Open House 5:30pm-7:30pm – Free sensory sensitive night at the nc aquariumfor registered families and volunteers. Friday, August 11, 2017: Meet and Greet: 5:30pm-7:30pm – Merchandise available for purchase. 5:30pm-6:15pm – Dinner and mingling. 6:15pm-6:45pm – Presentations, social story, and general housekeeping. 6:45pm-7:30pm – Siblings of the person with autism gets a fishing lesson before fishing. 6:45pm-7:30pm – Individuals with autism head to the beach to practice surfing skills in the sand. Saturday, August 12, 2017: Surfing Event held at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. 8:30am-2:00pm – Merchandise available for purchase. 9:00am-1:00pm – Individuals with autism go surfing. 1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch for volunteers, family, and individuals with autism.