SEA Paddle Beneficiary Profile: Autism Family Services of NJ

Autism Family Services of New Jersey (AFSNJ)

Autism Family Services of NJ is a nonprofit serving people with autism and their families throughout New Jersey.  Some of their services include after school activities, camp, behavioral services, respite and more.  AFSNJ has been a beneficiary of the SEA Paddle NYC for each of our 9 years.

Their signature event, the Beach Bash, will celebrate 11 years on September 13, 2015 in Belmar.  Jacqui Moskowitz, a representative from AFSNJ, shared, “This incredible event has grown from 75 people (back in 2004) to the over 7,000 attendees expected this year.   Each year children and their families from across the area come together in Belmar for a festival of games, arts & crafts, information and, the highlight of the day, surfing with the pros.  We pair the kids with professional surfers from Surfer’s Healing and give them a chance to catch a wave and experience the wonders of the ocean.  Seeing the joy on their faces and the happiness it brings to their families is a sight to behold.  I invite everyone to come down and enjoy it with us!”  SEA Paddle NYC is proud to include AFSNJ as a beneficiary in 2015.  Surfer’s Healing is another SEA Paddle beneficiary.  Stay tuned for more about them….