A diagnosis of Autism can bring upon a wide range of emotions that are unique for each individual and family circumstances. For some it’s a great sense of relief to finally have a diagnosis to help … [Read more...] about My child has just been diagnosed and I don’t know what to do
Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under five, with swimming pools the most common location for toddler drownings. Learn2Swim Week is a national awareness campaign … [Read more...] about 10 ways to promote inclusion during Learn2swim week
Hamlatul is an Autism Swim Approved Instructor in Malaysia. Here, he shares his swimmers' most recent triumph. "On 13th April 2019, I joined 8 of my students in the inaugural Autism Swim Open … [Read more...] about Autism Swim participants tackle ocean swim
What's a Social Enterprise? Autism Swim is structured as a social enterprise. Social Enterprises are quite a new concept in Australia, however they are dramatically on the rise. There are an … [Read more...] about What’s a social enterprise? How can I help?
At 2 we took our son Jake to swimming lessons. We were apprehensive but hopeful, he seemed to love water and at that stage he wasn’t diagnosed. He screamed, clung to me and resisted everything. Didn’t … [Read more...] about Jake’s story
Why is the holiday period a particularly high-risk time? Here are some of the potential increased risk factors: The heat. Hotter weather means more people flocking to waterways to cool off. People … [Read more...] about Staying safe over the holidays
Are they Autism Swim Approved?If you’re not sure, visit Autism Swim’s website. What are their child protection policies?Consider working with children checks, social media, visitors on premises, and … [Read more...] about Top 5 things to look for when selecting a swim centre/instructor for your child.
I decided that there was a need for swimming teachers when our eldest son was 2, and a friend’s 3-year-old son went missing on their farm and was found drowned in the irrigation channel (we lived … [Read more...] about Trish’s Swimming Instructor Journey
Wandering. What is it, and what are the community responsibilities? Wandering, is also referred to as elopement, fleeing and/or absconding. It’s so common yet very little information and support … [Read more...] about Wandering – a community responsibility.
This week, Autism Swim were fortunate to have been invited to attend Purpose. Purpose; which is is an annual convention showcasing purpose-driven business; businesses that tackle responsible … [Read more...] about Do good.