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Summer time tips

BEACH

Kids love the beach but sometimes the surroundings can be packed with people and your child may feel overwhelmed. Beaches can be quieter in the early morning but keep in mind quieter beaches may not be patrolled by Surf Lifesaving.

Check out this info from Royal Lifesaving Australia
https://www.royallifesaving.com.au/facts-and-figures/key-facts

 

Accessible beaches in SA

SEACLIFF BEACH

Features: Mobi-Chair Floating Beach Wheelchair
Slat Type Access Platform

NORMANVILLE BEACH (Fleurieu Peninsula)
Features : Mobi-Chair Floating Beach Wheelchair
Slat Type Access Platform

WALLAROO (York Peninsula)
Features: Ramp to the soft-sand Beach Wheelchair (from holiday park) Drive onto North Beach

LARGS BAY (Adelaide Beaches)
Features: Matting on trial through dunes to soft-sand

 

POOL FUN

Children with autism may feel safer and more confident being in environments they are familiar with. If your child/ren attend weekly swimming lessons at a particular swim centre then we suggest to take them there to have some fun in the pool.

Check out this free app Autism Swim to support you and your family around the water.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/autism-swim/id1487347677?ls=1&fbclid=IwAR2Od9OrKwGOvxFqYY7w22ssOJ7n91A4Urp4ypC8wjdXfx8sbkwKlwEfIKs

And these great tips
https://www.safekids.org/tip/swimming-safety-tips

 

SWIMMING LESSONS

There are centres that encourage independence for your child in the water and have professionally certified autism and disability service swimming instructors. Check some of them out here

https://www.inclusiveswim.com.au/
https://www.sa.ymca.org.au/what-we-do/leap-inclusion-services/leap-aquatics
https://autismswim.com.au/swimming-instructor-locations/

 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR FAMILY

The BIG WEDGIE! Yep its just as FUN as it sounds.
Check it out here
https://thebigwedgie.com.au/adelaide/

Scoopon have some great Summer activity specials here
https://www.scoopon.com.au/adelaide/c/holiday-activities?j=46509&sfmc_sub=14501519&l=101_HTML&u=16775054&mid=100016251&jb=114&utm_source=scoopon&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=16-12-2019_SC-Experiences_Solus_DecHols_ADE&utm_content=16-12-2019_SC-Experiences_Solus_DecHols_ADE

 

INDOOR FUN

FLIP-ABILITY!
Trampolines are one of the best forms of sensory fun. Flip on over to the below link if you are after some indoor/airconditioned fun.
https://www.flipout.net.au/programs/flip-ability

And for the action and adventure peeps
https://latitudeair.com/schoolholidays/

HAPPY SUMMER TIME !!!