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In June of 2014 my family learned that my 4 year old son was autistic. This is a window into our world. What it's like day in, and day out for an autistic child.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Swimming

Justin absolutely loves water, but for the last couple of years he would not want to get into the pool.


We have a four foot above ground pool. Once he got over the ladder, he would start crying and try to get back out.


This year, we tried it again.


The rest of us were already in the pool. Justin was playing in a little blue pool. He ran over to the big pool, climbed up the ladder and than ran back.


He proceeded to do this 3 more times. Each time getting closer to the water, until during the last couple of times he put his hand into the water.


Finally, he went over the top of the ladder. I picked him up, and slowly put him into the water. Once he was used to the water, we put him in a swimming ring that would hold him above the water.


He loved it !


I was so proud of him !


By letting him do it in his timing, and his way he over came his fear of the big pool.

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