On the hard court surface, it looks like any other tennis clinic, and that’s exactly by design. ACEing Autism is…
Tennis program for autistic children expands with grant from USTA Florida Foundation
While the majority of children with autism struggle with motor-skill deficits and social skill limitations, both of which are helped by movement and physical activities with other children, there are few organized recreational sports that cater to children on the autism spectrum. But families in eight Florida cities, now expanded to Miami-Dade County (Miami Gardens) and Okaloosa County (Destin, on the Florida Panhandle) with grant assistance from the USTA Florida Foundation, are finding that access to the ACEing Autism tennis program is meeting those needs, and more.
The session begins with an exercise in hand-eye coordination, as students bounce a ball before working their feet with a…