My Autistic Son Learned to Swim Thanks to Ms. Cathy
I have a 6 year old son with autism. My son is tall and very strong for his age. I let Ms. Cathy know about my hesitancy - my son was not a swimmer and we had gone through several city-sponsored swim classes, but without success.
The first day was horrible. Kids crying, my son very upset. The beginning of the second day, just as bad. My son hated his head being placed underwater. Five minutes before the end of the second session, almost all the children were quiet - and swimming underwater! The only two people who were crying were an 18 month old student and me :) - thank you, Ms. Cathy.
in Austin, TX