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Grant supports first-time autism swim program | The Chronicle Herald

Posted by | October 2, 2017 | Uncategorized

Five-year-old Ellery Saunders is now enjoying learning how to swim privately with CFB Greenwood aquatics instructor Chase Sullivan, thanks to a grant from GoodLife Kids Foundation. (CONTRIBUTED)

Autistic children in the Annapolis Valley are benefiting from a life-saving swim program in Greenwood, but time and money are running out to keep it afloat.The Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia was able to offer families swimming programming for the first time this past summer with the support of a one-time $5,000 grant from the GoodLife Kids Foundation, a national charity that aims to reduce barriers to activity for those with special needs.Partnering with the aquatics department at CFB Greenwood’s Sports and Recreation Centre, instructors offered the children ages four to 17 quieter, private swimming lessons they require.“It’s been very successful so far and we’ll be continuing the program throughout the coming months until the grant monies are exhausted,” said Sandy Wing, the chapter’s co-ordinator.

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