Spectrum Skateboard Society provides safe, fun, and inclusive skateboard camps and lessons to autistic children and youth ages 6-17.
Founded in 2020 by skater, Therapeutic Recreation Practioner, and father Blair Durnan. Blair graduated with a diploma in Therapeutic Recreation and has extensive experience working with children and youth on the Autism Spectrum.
Now that Blair has his own kids, one of whom is Autistic, he’s been reminded firsthand of the power of skateboarding for fun and also for building social connections and skills. Blair is so grateful to have the opportunity to bring skateboarding into kids’ lives. Blair’s ultimate goal with Spectrum Skateboard Society is to give Autistic children and youth a chance to feel cool and a chance to feel like they truly belong.
Want to be a Volunteer?
Spectrums volunteers are what make our program possible. Volunteers can expect to help with setting up before our lessons begin, check-in skaters, aid our instructors, hold skaters hands while they are learning, cheer on our skaters, take photos and videos, comfort skaters if they are having a tough time. No skateboard experience is necessary.
Our perfect volunteer is someone who is cheerful, patient, on time, someone who has a positive attitude, outgoing, and most of all someone who is passionate about helping others.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and www.spectrumskateboardsociety.ca for more details.