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This program teaches people with autism how to swim

Another successful STRIDE swimming program is in the books! The program focuses on teaching children ages 4-21 the basics of swimming and water safety; and for the more advanced swimmer, teaches stroke work and easy competition skills for Special Olympics. With the support of grant funding from Autism Speaks, STRIDE was able …

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How to help people with autism? Just be nice

When you have a child on the spectrum, you get used to disapproving looks from strangers. But if people learned to be kinder and more understanding, it would benefit everyone  One of the most difficult things about autism is the judgment of other people. That has been my experience of …

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10 ways to help the parent of a child with autism

I have a child with classic autism, another with Asperger’s and a third with learning difficulties. Having a friend to support you can be invaluable My newborn didn’t cry. Instead she peered, owl-like, at her new environment. Instantly, I fell in love. She was adorable, her face and shoulders were covered …

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