The number one cause of DEATH among children with Autism is DROWNING. Knowledge of this fact coupled with the fact that my child is on the autism spectrum compelled me to get swimming lessons for him. My son received one to one instruction by instructors who use techniques essential to guide a child with special needs. My son is currently "water safe" thanks to Pools of Hope.
My wife and I had found swimming to be the form of recreation and fitness for our daughter. However, a cloud of uncertainty enshrouded us given my daughter's diagnosis of autism. However, after some several swimming lessons, we were surprised to see her swim in the 8-foot deep end of your pool.
My A1C blood sugar was 8.2 four months ago. Now, its 6.6 and I’ve also lost 10 lbs. I’m sure it’s from coming to the Pool of Hope to swim two times a week. This is a very special place and such a blessing to so many people.