The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) will open registration Monday, July 24 for the “Swimming with Autism” water safety program. The program runs from Sept. 11 through Nov. 16, with 30 minute sessions on Monday or Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Akron YMCA, 477 E Market St., in downtown Akron.
Swimming with Autism is a three-month water safety program for ages two through adult created by ASGA in partnership with the Greater Akron YMCA. Participants are taught one on one by a qualified instructor with the focus being water safety along with adapted, appropriate swimming skills specific to the participant.
The total cost of the program is $350, with every swimmer receiving a $100 scholarship made possible by the Employees of Akron General and ASGA fundraising. The program allows a capacity for 24 participants; instructional times are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, visit autismakron.org or call (330) 940-1441.
The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates that are part of the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission –to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the autism spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and, providing educational opportunities and support for families, providers, doctors, educators and others on how best to support someone with autism.