Program teaches autistic children how to swim


April is Autism awareness month and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 68 children born and over 3.5 million Americans are affected by some form of the disorder.

Studies have found that, believe or not, swimming can help autistic children with their speech, social skills and self-esteem.

One woman has developed a program that teaches children with autism and other special needs how to swim.

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