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.
Advisory Board Members:
Alexandra Scott – Senior Policy Officer, NSW Ministry of Health
Audrey Variyan – Autism Swim Approved Swimming Instructor
Cheryl Pettinau – Managing Director, Quay Communications
Chris Henshaw – Accountant, Maxim Accounting
Geoff Potter – Clinical Director of The CABA (Centre for Applied Behaviour Analysis)
Kylie Jones – Account Executive, Salesforce
Who do we work with?
- Swim Centres and Instructors
- Parents and families
- Schools (both specialised and mainstream)
- Surf Life Saving Clubs
- Government bodies
- Education bodies
We focus on four key areas:
Many of the programs are based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
The only interventions that have been shown to produce comprehensive, lasting results in autism have been based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).