Timmins autistic kids invited to hit the pool

October 21, 2018 by  

Swimming is a physical activity enjoyed by many children on the autism spectrum. Thanks to the efforts of Autism Ontario – North and North-East, they, along with their neurotypical siblings, parents, and even a friend, can enjoy a free hour in the pool.

Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool will be hosting this event, and proof of a diagnosis of autism is not required for a child to participate. To help make sure that the activity is safe one for all the swimmers, a request has been made for parents or a guardian of at least 16 years of age to stay within arm’s reach of their child at all times. It has also been asked that anyone with long hair should tie it back, as long hair can be a safety concern.

This activity has been planned as both a recreational event and an opportunity for the children to practice their social skills in a public setting. Upon arrival, each family is asked to stop by the registration desk to check in.

The swimming session will start at 3:00 pm, and will conclude at 4:00 pm. Promotional materials crafted by a poster printing company can help to spread the word about an event like this to anyone who may be interested in taking part.

This opportunity for autistic kids to enjoy time in the pool will be on offer on November 17. Its online event listing includes further details in both French and English.