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One swimmer in the beginning of the program was terrified of the water. Every week the amazing volunteers worked nonstop with the child, as he slowly progressed to become more and more comfortable.

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Pokémon GO is all the rage and the concept of GPS-based augmentative reality games is something that could be a promising new intervention for young adults with ASD.

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Individuals with autism around the country are making big strides in swimming and water safety thanks to an Autism Speaks grant program. One parent said, “None of therapy sessions over the last 11 years- speech, OT, physical - have done as much for Jack’s self esteem and safety as swim lessons with Kim.”

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Thanks to support from Autism Speaks, this ATN behavior therapist is developing a manual to help families safeguard children prone to wandering

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Autism mom and Autism Response Team member J-Jaye Hurley recently moved with her family to a new home. She was worried about her son Jackson's safety and Vivint Home Security came to the rescue. "For my family, we didn’t need a home security system so much to keep people OUT of our home, but to keep Jackson safely IN the home."

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In this post, Tracy Clark, a dispatcher for the Grove City, OH Police Department and mother of two sons with autism, talks about her worries about the safety of her young sons. Discovering Smart911 helped make her feel safe. "It is our duty to be the voice for our kids, especially when our kids don’t have their own voice…yet!"

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