Children with disabilities learn life skills while skateboarding
An NGO in the United States called SkateMD is teaching social and physical skills to children with disabilities through skateboarding.
It is teaching them how to build strength, balance and coordination, as well as interacting with their peers. The classes were started last year and both teachers and parents say they are happy with the effects of the training.
Most of the children in the class have autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida and cerebral palsy.