Hampton Swim School and Gateway Therapies have collaborated to develop this program designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to access effective and specialised swimming lessons.
The program has been developed using best practice principles and utilises a multistep approach to introducing children on the spectrum to learn to swim classes.
Children with autism are often drawn to water, but can find participating in lessons very challenging for many different reasons. The Treasures Program is designed to help children with autism learn to swim, to enjoy the water, be safe, and enjoy the many benefits swimming has to offer.
Who developed the treasures program
The program participants will benefit from the combined experience and expertise of Director of Hampton Swim School, Julia Ham and Director of Gateway Therapies, Nicole Grant.
Nicole is an occupational therapist who has submitted a PhD thesis that focused on helping parents of children newly diagnosed with autism to make intervention decisions. She owns and manages Gateway Therapies in Murarrie, which specialises in helping children with autism.
Both Directors are parents and passionate about helping families to get the most out of life.