Love Serving Autism takes center stage at the Delray Beach Open
Feb 12, 2024
Kids and adults living with autism spectrum disorder had a wonderful experience at the Delray Beach Open this past weekend.
The 10-day event started on Friday, with Love Serving Autism students working on their social skills as they greeted guests on the tournament's opening night.
Thirty participants, eighteen coaches, and fifteen volunteers participated in the Love Serving Autism tennis clinic, including both neurodiverse and neurotypical participants.
The tennis clinic is vital for the students because it promotes inclusion in the community. The kids play on the courts of professional tennis players. They also get to work on improving many skills, such as motor, social, and behavioral.
LSA Founder Lisa Pugliese LaCroix says, "It was our first "inclusive class" at the Delray Open with both participants on the spectrum and neurotypical players. I was very impressed with the trained coaches on the courts and the level of enthusiasm from the participants. It was a special day!"
On another note, Love Serving Autism was also proud to recently introduce the Jim Martz Memorial Scholarship Fund in loving memory of the Florida Tennis Founder. Learn more about Jim's commitment and connection with the non-profit via our recent article. And for more information about Love Serving Autism, please visit www.loveservingautism.org.
Source/Photos: Love Serving Autism