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Cindy Freedman

The National Autism Association reports that accidental drowning accounted for approximately 90 percent of total U.S. deaths in children with autism ages 14 and younger.  As a pediatric occupational and recreational therapist and as co-founder of Swim Angelfish, Cindy has made it her life’s work to reduce this alarming statistic. With 23 locations throughout MA, NH, CT and NY, Swim Angelfish has helped thousands of children learn to swim.  In order to reach more children internationally and nationwide, Cindy and Swim Angelfish developed an online training program to offer strategies that aquatic professionals can seamlessly integrate into their existing swim programs.  These strategies help address the underlying roadblocks to learning to swim and help children with sensory challenges learn faster and with less discomfort than traditional methods. Website Facebook Instagram

Creative Ways to Help a Child with Autism Enjoy the Water

Creative Ways to Help a Child with Autism Enjoy the Water https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-helping-autism-child-enjoy-water

How does your child react in the water—with pleasure or with pain?  Does your child respond to water play with interest and excitement, or does the very mention of water create stress? Let’s look at the reasons why kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) react differently from one another in the water, along with some […]

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