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The story of Crys Worley, and her creation of the A.Skate foundation, inspired by her own 9 year autistic child, Sasha. Read more

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The story of Crys Worley, and her creation of the A.Skate foundation, inspired by her own 9 year autistic child, Sasha.

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WATCH THE TRAILER AT  www.heartchildthemovie.com

A.Skate - Autism. Skateboarding with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education.

Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism, and today, it is 1:88, according to the statistics on CDC (Center for Disease Control). The anxiety that autistic children experience significantly obstructs their ability to step outside of their comfort zone. This affects their sense of self worth, identity, and strongly hinders their ability to socially interact with peers. "Heart Child" is a documentary film about twenty-nine year old Crys Worley, who is the mother of an autistic child, Sasha. It is a remarkable story about a mother's struggles, not only with her own health, but the well being of her son. Committing to Sasha that she will never give up on him and inspired by the challenges parents of autistic children face, she started a non-profit organization, called A.Skate. A.Skate teaches autistic children, across the spectrum, how to skateboard. This film documents her extraordinary journey.    

We expect to have the film done by July 2012.

Your donation is critical for the film to be completed. We've set our goal at $10,000 but with the help of Kickstarter and your generosity we hope to raise even more. 

Feel free to email BenDuffyPresents@Gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the film or want to stay updated with whats going on.

Trailer edited by: Ben Duffy

Campaign video shot by: Mike Sassano and Cara Marceante 

This film is fiscally sponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund. For larger, tax deductible donations, please visit http://southerndocumentaryfund.org/projects/heart-child/ 

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