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Swim Lessons for Autistic Kids
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Hey there, I have a 5 year old boy with autism who is very hesitant about swimming/getting in the pool/physical activity in general. I was looking for someplace that has either specific special needs classes or someone who is just good with that population. The Berkely Y classes just don't work for our schedule at this point, but they're the only place we've been able to find that specifically mentions special needs. Any feedback much appreciated!
Re: Swim teacher to come to our house
Hi I just wanted to put in a good word for two wonderful special needs swimming instructors, Derrick Hensman and Alon Altman. They have taught my autistic son at the Berkeley High Warm Pool for many months now and he has made terrific progress swimming and he absolutely LOVES to go. Both the instructors are really patient, calm, and understand kids with sensory issues and limited verbal abilities. Derrick's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Alon's email is email@example.com Mary
Re: Swim lessons for 5-y-o with selective mutism
My children have been taking private lessons at AquaTech Swim School in Alameda since the beginning of March and they both love it. Recently, a boy with autism has started lessons at the same time we are there and I've been very impressed with the way the teacher (Adrienne) interacts with him and his progress. Family members have gotten in the pool with him, so I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem. I would definitely contact them to discuss your grandson's situation. It's quite possible they could arrange lessons with a different teacher for your granddaughters at the same time. Here's the contact information: http://www.aquatechswimschool.com/ Phone number is: (510) 337-0200 Happy Swim Mom
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