Autism Swim Camp & Curriculum

McGrail, Kevin

Parents Of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NOVA), Inc.

$24,880.00

Community Grants

Vienna

VA

United States

2012

http://www.poac-nova.org/

City: 
Vienna
State/Province: 
VA
Country: 
United States

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.