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Autism Swim is determined to ensure our award-winning learning content is taught to as many aquatic providers as possible.

That's why we're so excited to now license our content to friends in the aquatics space.

Why license Autism Swim's material?

  • The content is award-winning, neuro-affirming, has been signed by a range of industry specialists (including those with lived experience), and is reflective of best practice and up to date research. No need to reinvent the wheel or stay abreast of changing industry trends; we do that for you!
  • The options available to you are customized to your organisation and employee's needs; with many training modules and resource bundle options.
  • Whilst our content was originally designed for those on the autism spectrum, it has evolved to cover all neurodiversity and specific learning needs.
  • Autism Swim will provide you with customised certificates and marketing collateral.

Who is this licensing arrangement for?

Organizations offering education pertaining to water safety, water therapy and learn to swim.

Organisations offering inclusive education relating to surfing.

ANY organizations that could benefit from inclusive aquatics education.

Boy in a swimming cap and swimming goggles in the pool. The child is engaged in swimming.
A small child with a life jacket on his chest is learning to swim in an indoor pool.
Father teaching his son in a swimming pool

What are some of the content areas
available for us to license?

What are some of the content areas available for us to license?

Aquatics

Water therapy | Water safety | Learn to swim

Introduction to Neurodiversity

What is Neurodiversity?

What characteristics might we see in our surfers who are neurodiverse?

How can we support their needs, preferences and goals?

Neurodiversity and Aquatics

We discuss the relationship between Aquatics and Neurodiversity and what adaptations or inclusions your teaching style may need to assist Neurodiverse
participants to achieve their goals.

Behaviour support

What is Positive Behaviour Support? We talk through the most common behaviours that you might see in and around the water with your participants, why they occur, and what positive behaviour support you can employ to offer support.

Communication

Effective expressive and receptive communication is at the core of rapport building, skill development and overall session/lesson success.

There are so many ways our participants communicate and so many skills YOU can learn, to ensure everyone’s needs are being met. We cover it all in this module.

Drowning

Drowning looks very different to what the media tells us it does!

We discuss the key points that we need to know in order to identify that an individual is struggling in water.

 

Co-occurring conditions

Nearly three quarters of people on the autism spectrum have another co-occurring condition.

We talk through the most common co-occurring conditions you might see in your participants.

Sensory needs

Varying sensory needs will impact not only how your participant is feeling, but their ability to learn.

It is therefore imperative that you feel confident in your knowledge of what sensory needs may present themselves, and what strategies you can employ to support the varying sensory profiles and needs of participants.

Wandering

Wandering (also known as absconding, fleeing or elopement) is much more likely to occur in certain population groups that we support.

It’s often step one in the drowning process. As such, it’s so important that everyone understands how this can be prevented, and what information everyone involved needs to know.

Children & vulnerable adult protection

Working with children as well as those with a disability means two vulnerable population groups at once.

You therefore may need to reconsider your current policies and whether they address all possible risks.

Building rapport

Building rapport is often incredibly rushed, or even overlooked entirely. It is a vital part of engaging with your participant and helping them achieve their aquatic goals. Let's break down the process into more detail.

Sensory breaks

What are sensory breaks, why do we use them and how do we incorporate them into our sessions?

Water therapy terminology

In order for our participants to receive the therapeutic benefits of water, we need to clearly understand what we're striving for, including using the right terminology.

Teaching new skills

Let’s hear from the experts in terms of what they focus on and the key considerations when teaching new skills to our participants; ensuring their needs, preferences and goals are at the forefront.

Water therapy

This obviously needs to be a huge focus especially with anxiety levels and sensory challenges being so prominent in many of our participants. Here we talk through specific drills and reasons for each of these.

Socialisation

When and how do we transition our participants who are having 1:1 sessions to small groups?

Is this the goal for everyone?

Visual scheduling

By now, you will have the visual scheduling basics.

However, we build upon these with additional considerations and preferred to non-preferred ratio.

Monitoring progress

Progress is going to look different for all participants.

How do we set goals, measure progress and report on this progress, in a way that works for everyone’s needs?

Key water safety skills

As Water Safety is one of our three focus areas, it’s essential that we target these in our sessions, and know how to do so in ways that are most conducive to how our participants learn. Remember, water safety needs to be a goal before learn to swim is.

Video case studies

It's important that we hear from both providers and parents.

In this module we share some case studies to hear the learnings of others.

Increasing engagement

One of the most common challenges that our participants face is maintaining engagement levels.

In this module you will learn specific strategies for how to increase and maintain engagement in your sessions.

 

Working with adults

This module provides tips and strategies to support you in working with adults, as well in-depth tips on session plan considerations.

Sensory-based sessions

This module expands on understanding the impact of sensory processing on learning, and identifies tools that can be used in a sensory toolkit to meet the needs of all participants.

The ALERT program

This module covers what self-regulation is, an introduction to cognitive tools that assist participants in increasing their own self-regulation capacities and how to incorporate this in an individualised way.

Task analysis

Breaking down a task analysis and explanation of the 'Just Right Challenge', as well as relevant examples of how to incorporate this in sessions in a practical way.

Self-care

Helpful tips and the importance of stress management and practical strategies to ensure maintenance of self-care.

Early intervention

The importance of early intervention will be reinforced, and the key elements of an early intervention will be reinforced, and the key elements of an early intervention aquatic session will be broken down and thoroughly explained.

Group settings

The benefits of group work, the skills required to best enables participation in a group setting and how to address individual goals and concerns within a group setting.

Dyspraxia and ADHD

An in-depth look at dyspraxia and ADHD, and how these conditions may impact our participants in sessions. Also covering ways in which we can support them to enable success.

Perfectionism and negative self talk

What perfectionism is, and what it might look like in the water, as well as the best ways to support these participants.

Marketing your services

10 helpful strategies to best market your service.

Surfing

Introduction to Neurodiversity

What is Neurodiversity?

What characteristics might we see in our surfers who are neurodiverse?

How can we support their needs, preferences and goals?

Co-occurring conditions
Nearly three quarters of people on the autism spectrum have another co-occurring condition.
 
We talk through the most common co-occurring conditions you might see in your surfers.
Understanding behaviour

We talk through the most common behaviours you might see with your surfers, and what positive support strategies you can use to support them.

Wandering and drowning

Wandering and absconding are at a much higher risk for people on the autism spectrum, and are often the first step in the drowning process.

It is important to understand how this can be prevented, and the key points that we need to know in order to identify that an individual is struggling in the water.
Inclusive surfing

We discuss the relationship between surfing and Neurodiversity and what adaptations or inclusions your coaching style may need to help Neurodiverse surfers participate and achieve their goals.

Communication

Effective expressive and receptive communication is at the core of rapport building, skill development and overall session/lesson success.

There are so many ways our participants communicate and so many skills YOU can learn, to ensure everyone’s needs are being met. We cover it all in this module.

Sensory needs

Varying sensory needs will impact not only how your participant is feeling, but their ability to learn.

It is therefore imperative that you feel confident in your knowledge of what sensory needs may present themselves, and what strategies you can employ to support the varying sensory profiles and needs of participants.

Encouraging participation

In this module you will learn specific strategies for how to motivate your surfers to participate, and effective ways to grade your sessions

Group management

We talk through the benefits of group sessions, the skills required to best enable participation in a group session and how to address individual goals and needs within a group setting

Conclusion

A recap on the important stuff, case studies and what's next.

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In addition to the above training modules, there are accompanying resources which we can include in your bundle.

There are different licensing, payment and bundle options; so please reach out via partnerships@autismswim.com.au so we can discuss your organisational and learning needs, and begin to craft up the perfect package for you and your employees.

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