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If you’re looking for a great cause to get behind and want to do your bit to change the drowning statistics, we would be forever indebted for your support.

WHY AUTISM SWIM

150

children are diagnosed with ASD every hour. That’s about 1.3 million diagnosed every year.

160

That’s how many times more likely drowning occurrence is for someone with ASD than a child without.

91%

of parents in our community have left other aquatic services due to them not understanding their child’s needs.

Autism Swim’s mission is to allow everyone the same opportunity to thrive and survive in the water.


 

As part of that, it’s important to understand that every community member has a role to play. That’s why we see or social responsibility to include educating the masses on inclusive practices, and what to do in certain situation.

Guess what? That’s YOU!

 

Do you know what Wandering is?
How much do you actually know about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Why are individuals with ASD to much more at risk of drowning?

This free resource is a great place to start.

Huge thank you Autism Swim for the swim instructor course. It was great to learn from experienced professionals about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and considerations I need to make in the aquatic environment. In fact, the knowledge and ideas I have gained have transformed the way I approach all of my swim lessons and students.
It was really convenient to able to complete the initial training online and in my own time. Receiving new and refresher material every month helps keep my training current. Anytime I have had a query or needed some extra support, Autism Swim have been there for me.
The wandering and drowning statistics for those with ASD are alarming and I am proud to be a part of the Autism Swim community who are helping to make a change.

Audrey, Swim Instructor

“Words cannot express how fantastic this program has been for our family. Thank you for turning this into a dream come true experience and for all your efforts in teaching water safety, confidence and strength to these beautiful human beings living with ASD.”

- Alicia, mother of child with ASD

“I attended the Course last week and found it to be a wealth of information. The content of the course was made extremely interesting by a facilitator whose fluid presentation saw the day fly!!
The factual information I gathered during the course will be easy to apply to clients with Autism. I highly recommend attending this course if an opportunity arises”.

- Shari, Swimming Instructor

“Words cannot express how fantastic this program has been for our family. Thank you for turning this into a dream come true experience and for all your efforts in teaching water safety, confidence and strength to these beautiful human beings living with ASD. Ayla has overcome her fear of waves and enjoys the water with a new level of confidence she previously didn’t have. We would love to be a part of all future programs like this that you may run!”

- Yasmin, mother of child with ASD
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What can you do?

If you believe that enjoyment and safety around the water should be an opportunity afforded to everyone, we’d love for you to get involved. What can you do?

 

  1. Check out specific ways in which you can support us here. Think volunteering, fundraisers, corporate sponsorship and donations.
  2. Subscribe to our newsletter (below), to be kept up-to-date on upcoming volunteer opportunities
  3. Join us on Facebook and Instagram, to help share the important messages
  4. Ensure your CPR is current
  5. Download this free resource to learn the fundamentals about autism, wandering and drowning. Educate yourself on what you can do if you see someone wandering in the community and/or someone struggling in or around the water.
  6. Chat with your local swim centre about becoming Autism Swim Approved.
  7. Get in touch with how you may be able to offer some expertise