The Best Trick: Scootering as Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Best Trick: Scootering as Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Our unique little kid, Paxton. In case you were wondering, he's one on the right. ;)

The following article was written by my wife, Dena Carlile, who is the mother of my scooter kid, Paxton Swygard. This has been a challenging article to write as we weren't sure if being open/honest about Paxton's diagnosis was a good idea. But we realized that if we can help even one person (parent or child), it's worth it. I'm proud to feature Dena as a guest writer here on ScooterDad and I'm thankful for her contribution to the site and to all the parents out there who can benefit from her thoughts.

I also hope that this article gives a new perspective to some people who may not realize how many kids at the skate park and elsewhere are impacted by Autism spectrum disorders. I know people often misunderstand Paxton and other kids like him. I hope that every reader of this article can learn to be more open to every unique person and his/her challenges in life.

Kenny Carlile - ScooterDad

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East Coast Scooter Federation Series Final at The Incline Club on December 14

East Coast Scooter Federation Series Final at The Incline Club on December 14

Saturday December 14, 2013 at The Incline Club in Lakewood, NJ

If you're in the New Jersey area, be sure to check out the East Coast Scooter Federation Series Final at The Incline Club in Lakewood, NJ on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Inward Scooters is the title sponsor of this series and it's going to be an ISA-sanctioned event. I've never been to The Incline Club, but I've heard it's amazing and the videos I've seen from the park look awesome! The important details are outlined below.

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Scootober-Fest at Escondido Skate Park on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Scootober-Fest at Escondido Skate Park on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Escondido Skatepark on October 26, 2013

From the Scootober-Fest event page on Facebook:

Scootober-Fest is a Pro/Am competition on October 26th featuring top pros from all over the US. Prize money is set at $1000 and counting, which will include money for best trick as well. The pro's competing include Tyler Bonner, Zig Short, Corey Vanlew and more! Sponsors include The Real District Scooters Page, DSA Scooters, Eagle Sport Wheels, AO Scooters, 841 Wheels, Elyts, Madd Gear - MGP Action Sports, Grit Scooters, Crisp Scooters and more with more to come!

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FixJonsKnee.com - Fundraiser Raffle to Help Jon Reyes with Knee Surgery - Win an Elyts Prize Pack

FixJonsKnee.com - Fundraiser Raffle to Help Jon Reyes with Knee Surgery - Win an Elyts Prize Pack

FixJonsKnee.com
Winner drawn November 2nd

ElytsScooterDad, and ScootAm have teamed up to offer a fundraising raffle to help Jon Reyes pay for his $20,000+ ACL repair knee surgery. For $10, you can buy a raffle ticket to win a prize pack from Elyts including the following:

1 pair Elyts Ruckus shoes
1 Elyts backpack
1 Elyts hoodie
1 Elyts T-shirt
1 Elyts banner

The winner will be drawn November 2nd and you must be a US resident to win, however you can also make a donation regardless of where you live. Winners must respond to claim prize within 10 days or a new winner will be drawn.

Visit the site for more information and to buy our raffle entry today!

http://fixjonsknee.com/

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Cootercon 2013 Competition - Saturday, August 31st at Windells in Sandy, OR

Cootercon 2013 Competition - Saturday, August 31st at Windells in Sandy, OR

See you at Cootercon on Saturday, August 31st.
Check out ProScooterComps.com for more information!

[Updated 8/21/13 with day schedule]

It's time for the Pacific Northwest's biggest scooter competition: it's Cootercon time! Presented by Phoenix Pro Scooters, Cootercon 2013 is going to be at Windells in Sandy, OR on Saturday, August 31st. Shop Mothership will be running the event as always, so be sure to thank Jimmy Lewis for keeping Cooterocn alive!

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Fuzion JumpX Giveaway - Presented By Fuzion Scooters and ScooterDad

Fuzion JumpX Giveaway - Presented By Fuzion Scooters and ScooterDad

Win a Fuzion JumpX from Fuzion Scooters and ScooterDad!
Contest ends September 1st, 2013 and you must be a US resident to win.

Fuzion Scooters has teamed up with ScooterDad to giveaway a Fuzion JumpX scooter to one lucky follower! The drawing will be held on September 1st, 2013 and is open to US residents only. You must be able to respond to the winning notification within 10 days of the drawing or a new winner will be selected.

If you're not familiar with the Fuzion JumpX, it's a totally different kind of scooter than you may be used to. The fork is loaded with spring-loaded suspension and the rear wheel is mounted on a heat-treated flexible steel strut. It also comes fitted with 110mm wheels and solid bars. For a totally new experience that combines the fun of a scooter and a pogo stick, check out the Fuzion JumpX!

To enter, you must complete ALL of the following:

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