81 | drowning prevention and swim safety for autistic children with Kira La Forgia

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇

in this episode, Dr. Tay discusses swim and water safety for autistic children with Kira La Forgia, the COO of Floatie’s Swim School and founder of The Paradigmm HR. they discuss the importance of swim lessons and creating a safe environment around water. Kira shares tips for parents on building awareness for themselves and their children regarding water safety. they also discuss the different types of swim lessons and the benefits of inclusive programs. Kira highlights the signs of drowning and emphasizes the importance of prevention. finally, they touch on the importance of patience and support when it comes to teaching autistic children how to swim.

RESOURCES

⚡️ learn more about Floatie’s Swim School >> website and Instagram @floatiesswimschool

⚡️ find a swim school near you >> United States Swim School Association website

⚡️ connect with Kira and learn more about her HR company Paradigm Consulting >> website, business Instagram @theparadigmm, personal Instagram @kiralaforgia

⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay’s Whole Family Approachᵀᴹ and current services offered? schedule a free consult call here or email admin@drtaylorday.com if you have questions.

⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism

⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future episode] >>

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*please note: in this episode, many terminologies and phrases are used to describe autism. Dr. Tay honors what each child and family prefers, and intentionally chooses to use affirming and identity-first language after listening to autistic adults and their preferences. v

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