Union Avenue Community Center offers 1:1 and small group lessons in a spectacular indoor heated pool. UACC’s Autism Swim Approved instructor Erica offers specialised techniques and support, to help swimmers meet their individual goals in a fun and supportive environment.
“We are in contact with some organizations around the area that can provide financial assistance to our families. People can reach out to Cheksea directly via email chelsea@
Learn more about Erika, her motivations and her skills, by reading this amazing article which featured in Orange Magazine NY, December addition (2018).
“Teaching kids with autism how to be safe in that water presents unique challenges. “It’s not like you show them the world,” Tortorella says. “They show you theirs.”
So Tortorella, an Autism Swim Approved instructor, tailors each of her 30-minute individual classes to the child she is teaching, some of whom might not be able to speak or stand in the water, let alone swim. Thus, the goal for some children isn’t necessarily swimming; it just might be floating on their backs, so they can be safe in the water.”
New Windsor New York 12553