Love-all: Students mentor autistic youth through tennis program

ACEing Autism, a non-profit organization focused on teaching tennis skills to autistic youth ages 4-20, expanded to Tulane this semester and held the first of two sessions on March 23.

Tennis player Richard Spurling and his wife Shafali Jeste, a child neurologist, founded the organization in 2008 in Los Angeles after they saw a need for promoting autistic children’s involvement.ACEing Autism strives to provide a fun yet educational outlet for these children.

“ACEing Autism is an organization through which we teach children with autism to play tennis,” said Megan Brady, a sophomore and the program’s regional program director. “But the main goal is to increase their quality of life by improving their social skills.”

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