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. … [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 … [Read more...] about Top 5 things to look for when selecting a swim centre/instructor for your child.
I decided that there was need for swimming teachers when our eldest son was 2, and friends’ 3-year-old son went missing on their farm and was found drowned in the irrigation channel (we lived opposite … [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.
By: Rebecca Hunt, Therapy Assistant and Child Educator, Autism Swim In our last blog, we discussed top tips for coping with the many sensory experiences of the beach. In this … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Preparing Your Child for the Sensory Experiences of the Beach – Part 2
By: Rebecca Hunt, Therapy Assistant and Child Educator, Autism Swim The beach is a great place to spend the weekend or afternoons with the family during the summer months. … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Preparing Your Child for the Sensory Experiences of the Beach – Part 1
Ensure you have time to yourself, purely for relaxation or recreation. Even it is one hour scheduled a week for you to have a cup of tea and read a book, stick to it. Schedule it in so that the … [Read more...] about A guide for surviving the holidays (self-care and tips)
By Erika Gleeson, Senior Behaviour Specialist & Harry Hawkins, Behaviour Support Practitioner 1. Choose to reduce/eradicate sensory experiences at a stipulated time/day each week. Dim your … [Read more...] about How can you create an ASD-friendly experience for those visiting your workplace (retail or hospitality for example)?