Dollar for Dollar Match for Sensory Enhanced Aquatics

$7,940
158%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
107 Donors
33
days left
Project ends on September 12, at 10:00 PM CDT
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Dollar for Dollar Match for Sensory Enhanced Aquatics

Dr. Mische Lawson, Director of Sensory Enhanced Aquatics at KU, is matching dollar for dollar, up to the first $2,500 to teach swimming and water-safety to individuals with autism!


Vision: It is our vision that ALL individuals with autism have access to quality, affordable swim lessons that meet their learning needs. 


Mission: It is our mission to teach water safety and swimming skills to people with autism to support lifelong recreational physical activity. 


Children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than other children. Swimming and water-safety instruction can decrease the risk of drowning, but most lessons don’t meet the unique learning needs of individuals on the autism spectrum. Sensory Enhanced Aquatics has taught over 250 children with autism to swim and recently expanded to serve adults. Research has shown 100% of parents felt their children were safer around water after eight Sensory Enhanced Aquatics lessons and more than 90% had increased their family water activities. 100% of swim instructors attending Sensory Enhanced Aquatics instructor training program felt more competent teaching children on the autism spectrum to swim. Sensory Enhanced Aquatics lessons are taught by multi-disciplinary health professionals and students, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, respiratory care, nursing, etc. Your donation supports health professions students and swimmers with autism. 


Please donate to help us continue providing affordable, quality swimming and water-safety lessons to individuals on the autism spectrum.

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Floater

Provide sensory aquatic toys

$50

Freestyler

Provide an instructor swim suit

$100

Backstroker

Provide a thermal suit

$100

Breaststroker

Provide 1 session of Sensory Enhanced Aquatics for an autistic swimmer

$500

Butterflyer

Provide a swim platform (stop to rest!)

$1,000

IMer

Offset facility and Lifeguard costs for 6 months

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