Autism Society Newfoundland Labrador - St. John's

GoodLife Kids Foundation is supporting the 1:1 Swim Program offered by the Autism Society, Newfoundland Labrador. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in St. John’s area are introduced to swimming during private lessons with instructors with specialized training. The 1:1 Swim Program helps ease the stress of unfamiliar settings and activities by offering a safe and supportive learning environment. During individualized lessons, swimmers are able to work towards personal goals. Following 8 week sessions, participants have gained confidence to join their family and friends in the pool. Many are able to transition to typical small group lessons for further instruction. Funds from GoodLife Kids Foundation will help expand the program to serve up to 80 kids per year, getting them off the waitlist and active in the water.

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