Children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than their peers but local program, Dippers, is helping to change that.
Dippers is a surf education program (a modified Nippers) that has been developed and run by Autism Swim, an organisation founded on the belief that everyone has the right to survive and thrive in the water. The program is run in collaboration with local Surf Life Saving Clubs and is open to all ages and abilities.
CPE Capital is pleased to have been able to support Autism Swim to run its program this summer.
The Dippers program is in its fourth year. The program provides vital water skills to those who may otherwise not have the opportunity. Each participant is supported in a 2:1 or 3:1 capacity and has the opportunity to work toward their individual goals. These may include putting their face in the water, riding a board, learning when to go over or under a wave or the ability to interact socially with others.
About Autism Swim
Autism Swim is an international charity, focused on wandering and drowning prevention for those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other abilities.
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