Autism Swim is taking a dive into Autism Inclusion Day on April 2 with a major fundraising program now underway.

Autism Swim provides training resources and aquatic programs that help people who are neurodivergent or have specific learning needs.

According to the organisation children on the spectrum have much higher rates of drowning than their peers, while 91 per cent of parents in the community have left aquatic centres due to them not understanding their child’s needs. 

Among the support initiatives available from Autism Swim are professional training and certification to aquatic providers, resources to families in need, the Dippers program run in conjunction with local surf lifesaving clubs, along with a world first ‘water safety app’.

Fundraising ideas include swim/run/walk/roll pledges, disco or trivia nights or holding a workplace or school event.

Autism advocate Tommy Trout is fundraising for Autism Swim by running 100kms in March.

You can stand out in the crowd too with specially designed merchandise including a range of t-shirts and badges.

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