Community Based Programs

Overview

ACEing Autism offers weekend tennis clinics for children with autism between the ages of 5 and 18. These clinics run for one hour, with sessions running for 6-8 weeks at a time.

How It Works

Weekend clinics are run by trained Program Directors and volunteers from different communities in the area. Our clinics are group tennis lessons, with participants paired up with one to two volunteers based on their individual needs. Whether your child has tennis experience or not, our curriculum will cater to your child’s individual abilities and needs!

Impact

ACEing Autism’s adaptive tennis curriculum creates an opportunity and safe, patient, and fun space for children with autism to foster the enjoyment of fitness, gain interest in a new sport, and increase social skills, fine & gross motor skills, turn-taking, and confidence. Our community programs offer a space for kids to be themselves and have fun while learning tennis! Coaches & volunteers lead participants through drills, tennis skills, and games, advancing each step based on each individual.

History

ACEing Autism’s Youth Community Program began in 2008, but a gap still existed in recreational programs for adults with autism. In 2017, there were approximately 3.5 million people in the US with autism—2.5 million being adults. In 2018, we piloted two successful Adult Community Programs in Dallas, TX and Auburn, AL. We continue to expand and improve the quality of our program with the help of our Program Directors, volunteers, and BCBA Quality Control Managers.