Autism Swim Camp & Curriculum
Parents Of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NOVA), Inc.
The safety of people with autism is of paramount concern to family members and caregivers. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children and adults with autism; however, many children with autism can be taught to swim. Additionally, familiarity with the pool setting and basic swimming skills can help save lives even if a person does not entirely learn to swim. POAC-NoVA proposes running a swim camp for children with autism in the Washington DC area. The program will incorporate ABA methodology with trained instructors.