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Calls to Action


June 07, 2016

Since 2014, the Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund has benefited 2,000 children and adults nationwide

July 27, 2015

CBS Evening News correspondent Meg Oliver reported on Charles Cobbert, a promising 17-year-old swimmer who is on his way to competing in nationals.

June 22, 2015

Swimming is a valuable tool for those in our community. In Utah, a local organization called Swim Kids is teaching life-saving swimming lessons to kids on the spectrum.

May 01, 2015

Swimming is a valuable tool for those in our community. At the YMCA in Burlington Vermont, instructors are giving two dozen swimmers who are on the autism spectrum lessons for free. As part of our Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund, Autism Speaks was able to give this YMCA a one-year grant to provide these lessons to their students.

April 23, 2015

ABC News recently posted an AP article that follows a young woman on the autism spectrum's journey to learn to swim thanks in part to a grant from Autism Speaks.

November 04, 2016

A documentary called "Swim Team" that chronicles the New Jersey Hammerheads, a team of teens on the autism spectrum, was highlighted by The New York Times.

July 10, 2014

One of our Swimming & Water Safety Grants Recipients discusses their program, "Sensory Supported Swimming" in Kansas City.

June 19, 2014

Autism Speaks awards up to $2,000 to 32 organizations to provide scholarships to financially disadvantaged individuals with autism.