Autism Swim is an international, social enterprise of experts specialising in wandering and drowning prevention for those with ASD and other abilities.
Autism Swim was established in 2016 by Founder and Clinical Director Erika Gleeson (G.C Autism, B.A Behavioural Science).
Erika is a Senior Behaviour and Skill Development Specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and cognitive deficit; and is widely recognised as Australia’s leading expert in Wandering and Drowning prevention for those with ASD/cognitive deficit.
Autism Swim is an international, multi-disciplinary organisation, combining the expertise of Autism Specialists, Behaviour Specialists, Occupational Therapists and Swimming Instructors to achieve the best possible outcomes for the individuals whom they support. Autism Swim also operates under the skilled leadership of an Advisory Board.
Who do we work with?
- Swim Centres and Instructors
- Aquatic Therapists
- Parents and families
- Schools (both specialised and mainstream)
- Surf Life Saving Clubs
- Government bodies
- Education bodies
We work with swimming instructors, swim centres, therapists and other aquatic professions; providing them with training, resources and support so that they are better geared to teach individuals with ASD and cognitive deficit. As a result, they become Autism Swim Approved.
Parents benefit from receiving expert resources, training, workshops, individualised programs and strategies on wandering and drowning prevention.
More information on our parent training and membership options can be found here.
We run a range of different programs which teach our learners vital skills such as water safety and surf survival.
For more information on our current programs, or if you would like us to facilitate a program for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.