Tag Archives: Water

Drowning in Need: Autism and Swimming in New Zealand

This gallery contains 2 photos.

The ability to swim is particularly vital for autistic children, as they are 160 times more likely to drown than other children are. That shocking statistic is a result of many factors, including that about 50% of autistic children wander, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Spontaneity and Water Wars

Any changes to my autistic son’s routine or introduction of new experiences, have to be carefully thought-out and pre-planned. It gets frustrating. A lot. Some days I just want to try something new with him without doing the exhausting ground-work; … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting an Autistic Child, Sensory Issues | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments