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27 Apr

Swim Lessons for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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Children of all ages and abilities can benefit from swim lessons. Houston mom Joni Garcia has two sons on the autism spectrum who are enrolled in Adaptive Aquatics at Texas Swim Academy. Her 6-year-old son, Parker, was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder (not otherwise specified), which falls on the autism spectrum, and ADHD; her son
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13 Apr

The Importance of Adaptive Aquatics for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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All children can benefit from taking swim lessons. They are a great way to exercise and make friends, while also teaching kids potentially life-saving water skills. Swimming lessons for children on the autism spectrum can be even more beneficial to their overall well-being. Adaptive Aquatics Swim Program Caroline, who was diagnosed with autism around age
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01 Apr

Autism Awareness Month and Adaptive Aquatics

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Springtime has long been symbolic of change and new beginnings. It is more than rotating our closets and cleaning out the garage—we as humans use the spring to reflect on how we want to grow. Thus, there is no better than April for Autism Awareness Month. National Autism Awareness Month was founded by the Autism
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14 Mar

Hero Stories: Kathleen McMordie Helps Teen with Down Syndrome Overcome Fears

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The world is a big place. It is especially intimidating to those with special abilities and their families, as they seek ways to help their children to overcome and reach beyond their boundaries. Swim lessons are a popular choice because the activity is beneficial to the body, mind and preservation of safety. However, not all
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23 Dec

The Sensory Motor Benefits of Swimming

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The winter months are a great time to enroll your child into a swim course. Texas Swim Academy, partnered with poolsafely.gov, is passionate about water safety and survival, both of which can be learned within the academy and before a young child enters another, private pool. The Katy, Texas Adaptive Aquatics Program is a special
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22 Sep

Autism & Swimming: A Perfect Match

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For every child, swimming can be a fun experience. Do you remember your first time in a swimming pool? How it felt to move in and under the water? The feeling is much different from bouncing on a trampoline or riding a bike; the feeling is very calming, quiet, and soothing. Children on the autism
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22 May

An Introduction to the Adaptive Aquatics Program at Texas Swim Academy

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Drowning is the not only the leading cause of accidental death for children under four years old, but the leading cause of accidental death for both children and adults on the autism spectrum. At Texas Swim Academy, we are dedicated to working with all swimmers, no matter their age, skill level, needs, or challenges to
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08 Apr

The Key Benefits of Swimming for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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As an organization that strongly focuses on water safety and survival, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to benefit from these fundamental skills and enjoy the water in a safe and comfortable environment, including children on the autism spectrum. In honor of National Autism Awareness this month, we would like to share
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