Drowning is the leading cause of death for children with autism, yet water safety is one of the most overlooked skills that we teach. The resources on this page will help increase the safety of all children with autism. It is vitally important to review these resources as drowning is 100% preventable.Arrange POAC training in your location
Introduction to Water Safety
Gary Weitzen – Executive Director of POAC
Water Safety Training Video What you need to know to reduce risk of drowning and keep children with autism safer.
Drowning is 100% preventable, yet it’s the leading cause of death for children with autism. Understanding the misconceptions about drowning and some easy-to implement-tips, will help you greatly increase safety for your child and family.
Eliminating Drowning in Our Lifetime – The Leading Cause of Death for Children with Autism
Approximately 1200 children die every year in the US from drowning. In this blog article, we cover common misconceptions that jeopardize the safety of individuals with autism as well as practical tips and strategies you can employ right now to make your child safer around water.
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