Dad on a Mission to Teach Children with Autism to Swim

Wiseman urges parents to stay with their children by the water

Finally, Wiseman encourages parents of children with autism to never leave them alone around water, even if the child understands the significance of water safety measures. 30% of children with autism also have seizures, and experiencing a seizure in water is obviously dangerous. “Kids are kids, regardless of their abilities. It may take some work to help a child with Autism develop a safe and fun relationship to water, but it also can create a wonderful fitness activity that can last a lifetime. If a child is afraid of water and resists swimming, behavioral professionals can help. Go slow, be patient. Swimming is a natural thing. Anyone can learn to do it safely” said Wiseman.