Swimming with Autism: Using Constant Time Delay to Teach Swimming to Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Our research and teaching has showed us that swimming is highly therapeutic and satisfying for people with Autism, and we’ve developed an approach to teaching swimming that works very well with the unique needs and challenges students with Autism experience. [more]
Tatiana our almost 5 yr. old was diagnosed with autism in 2011, Thank God since then her progress has been incredible. She has many hours of therapies and attends a school for children with special needs. She will be going to kindergarten in September. Since then, Tiffany our 3 year old girl received also the diagnosing of autism last year. Although you can never be prepared for this, we know and trust that God has a purpose for us all and especially for our girls. Nobody is an accident. [more]
Like a lot of people, I moved to Los Angeles from out of state. Even though I’ve been here for years, when I think about home I often think about Michigan, where I grew up, and not where I live. I’ve tried to convert some of my deep-rooted allegiances. For example, the Dodgers had my attention, but after some tough years I found myself gravitating back to my Tigers. I root for the Lakers, but then again going to games is so expensive; you get busy, lose track, and it never became a part of my DNA. Don’t get me wrong, I love the weather and never thought about leaving this wonderful place; I just never had that emotional connection to Los Angeles. I have wonderful friends and family, again I just didn’t have the love for our city, something to point to and say that is, “my LA.” [more]
100 miles on a bike is tough. If you add winds and cold weather, you have the ingredients for the impossible.
Over the course of our training we logged hundreds of miles and overcame countless hurdles. For instance, It rained during our Malibu ride and we learned to share the road with cars driving way too fast. Palos Verdes gave us amazing scenery and challenging hills to climb that tested us all. Our Oceanside ride gave us the coldest weather (37 degrees) and rolling hills that seem to never end. We sacrificed our sleep, and time with our families, but with each ride a new confidence was found and our commitment to accomplishing our goal grew stronger. During the many hours on our bicycles, the mental toughness inculcated in us would prove to be the most valued aspect of our training because what waited for us in Palm Springs proved to be like nothing that we had collectively ever experienced. [more]