Social story - going swimming safely for teens with ASD or special learning needs
Water safety is vital for young people with special needs or autism. As they get older, young people want to start planning their own recreation activities, so it is important that they have a plan to help them do so safely. Swimming comes with some risks, but with careful planning many teens with special needs or autism can learn to minimise the risks and enjoy some greater independence at the pool or beach. This social story has been developed to help young people begin to plan their own swimming activities at the pool or beach. Read the swimming social story and then complete reinforcement activities to ensure young people are ready to participate.