Swim Buddies Program Helps Children with Autism in Harrison County


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For the past four weeks the YMCA in Clarksburg has held a swim class for children with autism.

The children work with swim buddies who teach them the basics of swimming.

The Corridor Chapter of the Autism Society of West Virginia teamed up with the YMCA to make the program possible.

“We have chosen buddies for each swimmer. All of the swimmers are on the autism spectrum and the buddies are on the swim team here. The kids are learning skills, they are having social opportunities,” said Lea Robinson, the president of the Corridor Chapter of AS-WV.

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