Summer is here, which means lots of time outside, and in many cases playing in or near water!
While swimming and playing in water are great activities and experiences for children, we should remember this fun activity can also be quite dangerous.
Children can drown without making a sound and drowning is a leading cause of injury related deaths among children on the autism spectrum. It takes only one inch of water for drowning to occur, and 90 percent of drowning deaths occur while children are supervised. Children may also be unaware of things such as water depth, water temperature, or water currents.
Therefore, it’s critical that our children are taught ways to safely enjoy water!
Please also consider discussing any concerns you have about your child and water with your child’s coordinator at any time. Happy Summer!
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