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73. Therapeutic Tennis at Love Serving Autism, with Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix

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Autism Knows No Borders
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Discover what’s possible when skills are transferred off the court. 

Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix is a Speech-Language Pathologist, a former collegiate tennis player, and the Founder and CEO of Love Serving Autism, a non-profit organization that provides specialized therapeutic tennis instruction for indi
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Discover what’s possible when skills are transferred off the court. 

Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix is a Speech-Language Pathologist, a former collegiate tennis player, and the Founder and CEO of Love Serving Autism, a non-profit organization that provides specialized therapeutic tennis instruction for individuals with autism. Love Serving Autism’s mission is to expand life skills, increase community inclusion, and promote independence for individuals on the spectrum. 

In this conversation, we discuss: 

How Lisa fuses tennis and speech therapy 

Benefits of playing tennis for autistic individuals 

Strategies and accommodations to help her students succeed 

What she’s learned about the autistic population from teaching tennis 

Adapting services online due to the pandemic 

Advice for parents interested in tennis for their autistic children 


For more information about Lisa and her work, please visit loveservingautism.org. 

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If, like Lisa, you’re a professional working in the field of autism education, or a self-advocate wanting to share your life experiences, our SkillCorps® volunteer program is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! 

Work alongside our Global Autism Partners to help ensure that all autistic individuals around the world have access to quality education and services. 

To learn more about our SkillCorps® program, check out episodes 4, 17, 53, and 66, featuring SkillCorps® volunteers that have been to our partner sites in India, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, and Kenya, to name a few. Listen to them talk about their transformative experiences and see what SkillCorps® can offer you! 

Begin your journey today at globalautismproject.org/skillcorps. As a listener of our show, take advantage of the coupon code AUTISMPODCAST (no space and all caps) to waive the application fee. 

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Join our community on Mighty Networks: Global Autism Community 

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