Our bright light today shines on ACEing for Autism. Highlighting #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness, our conversation brings us to Nils Weldy, Executive Director of ACEing Autism. We learned so much about this program and its impact on the Charlotte Community.
What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?
Children affected by autism spend much of their time indoors, whether it's at school at a therapist's office, or in other specialized sessions. ACEing Autism serves as a vehicle to get kids exercising, socializing with peers and mentors, and most of all, having fun! Tennis skills are developed throughout specialized clinics that typically run for six weeks in the spring and fall.
What is your organization's role in the community?
ACEing Autism serves as a vehicle to get kids exercising, socializing with peers and mentors, and most of all, having fun!
We love impact stories, could you share one?
Just last week an experienced ACEing Autism volunteer launched her own program location at Myers Park High School. She gained experience and confidence and combined it with a genuine ambition to serve more families affected by autism in the Charlotte community. The session started last Saturday, April 30th, and already feels like it had been established long ago.
About the image pictured above: Each ACEing Autism clinic ends with a game. In this photo, a participant is jogging from the baseline to a part of the court called out by the Program Director. We always call out the names of the lines on the court, so that the players learn court position!
Contact: Nils Weldy
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