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Rowland High Grad Starts The Skate Connection to Promote Inclusion for Teens with Disabilities

La Puente residents brings together skateboarders with Skate Connection

By Maritza Velazquez, Correspondent

Jeremy Reyes, 18, of Diamond Bar, gets air while being filmed by Dillon Kinkead, 20, of Rowland Heights, as the Skate Connection crew, skateboarders both with and without disabilities, skate at Irwindale skatepark in Irwindale on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (Watchara Phomicinda / Staff Photographer)
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The Skate Connection crew, skateboarders both with and... (Watchara Phomicinda / Staff Photographer)
There's a special bond that skateboarders form through their mutual love for the sport.

Adam Clark Grijalva believes there's no reason that teens and kids with disabilities shouldn't have the same opportunities and experiences.

The 19-year-old Rowland Unified personal care assistant, was one of three skateboarders who began The Skate Connection to promote inclusion for those with disabilities.

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