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Autism Swim Camp & Curriculum

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.