We want them to be safe and happy but even the everyday things that their typically developed peers can handle without issue can be a major challenge. Autism I see your true colors and that’s why I love you. When near the water please always be aware of where they are and what they are doing. It only takes a second for something like this to happen.
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My non-verbal 9 year old son has had swimming lessons since before he was diagnosed. I/we were lucky to the fact my sister was a swim instructor for years, and was able to teach my boy to swim quite well. Not perfect, but I am very proud of how he does swim, Autism I see your true colors and that’s why I love you. and it’s his favorite activity! Please do your best to try and teach your autistic child to swim at as early as possible, because it is possible and could potentially save their life! My son had a “near drowning” last year and it was the worst moment of my life. He was at summer camp/school, which is for autistic/special needs children, got distracted in the water and went under. He apparently couldn’t figure out which way was up and which way was down. When they found him and pulled him out his heart had already stopped and he was gone.
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Believe it or not, my younger sister was a teacher there at the time and she did CPR until she got him to throw up the water and breath again. He had to be taken to Johns Hopkins Shock Trauma and he had to stay for a bit. But, he is ok now. The most heart-wrenching experience of my life. I still have nightmares about it. When something like this happens to your child all you can think of is how scared and alone they must have felt in that moment. It still haunts me to this day.