Adaptive Swimming/Aquatic Therapy/Water Safety
We are making an effort to get the word out regarding where parents can find adaptive swim lessons, aquatic therapy, and water safety instruction for their children with autism. Here are the sources of various types we know about – this list is under construction and is listed by county. Please ask providers what services they provide so you can make the best choices for your family. See additional strategies here.
- Remember that the Medicaid Waiver can be used to pay for aquatic therapy through a Recreational Therapist. Speak with your Case Manager about this option.
- Autism Speaks has a Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund. It is for the providers of services. Families are encouraged to pass this information along to their provider and apply on behalf of their family.
- Association of Aquatic Professionals offers Swim Lesson Grants for service providers.
Boone County YMCA, Makala Brinkley, Makayla.Brinkley@DMYMCA.org, Lebanon 46052
YMCA of Elkhart County, Terri Oliver, email@example.com, Elkhart 46516
Floyd County YMCA, Wendy Winter, firstname.lastname@example.org, New Albany 47150
Applied Behavior Center for Autism Special Needs Swim Program, 317-573-5437, Carmel 46032
Monon Community Center, Michelle Yadon, 317-848-7275, Carmel 46032
Stony Creek Swim Center Aqua Abilities, Jennifer Gipson, 317-773-7399, Noblesville 46060
FUSE Adaptive Swim Program, Greenfield 46140
YMCA of Harrison County, Andy Pappano, email@example.com, Corydon, 47112
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, Andrea Ziegler, firstname.lastname@example.org, Avon 46231
Henry County YMCA, Dawn Cole, email@example.com, New Castle 47362
Kosciusko Community YMCA Inc., Steven Kuhn, firstname.lastname@example.org, Warsaw 46580
Arthur Jordan Branch YMCA, Amanda Walker, email@example.com, Indianapolis 46240
IUPUI Motor Activity Clinic, Katie Stanton-Nichols, firstname.lastname@example.org, Indianapolis 46202
Jewish Community Center, Rachel Kesner, email@example.com, Indianapolis 46260
Joseph Maley Foundation, Cory Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, Indianapolis 46268
Monroe County YMCA, Jennifer Eggleston, email@example.com, Bloomington 47401
South Eastern Indiana YMCA, Kristen Fletcher, firstname.lastname@example.org, Batesville 47006
Pete’s Pals, Emma Werry, email@example.com, 812-781-1618, West Lafayette 47906
YMCA Evansville, Kelly Boylls, firstname.lastname@example.org, Evansville 47708