The H.E.S. Swim ‘n’ Skills program is a swimming program with ABA support for children ages 5 – 17 years old who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and have completed the OPWDD Front Door approval process. Each child will receive individualized swim instruction and 1:1 support from a counselor and as well a swim instructor. An ABA Specialist in collaboration with a Disability Services supervisor will lead all counselors and swim instructors to best provide clinical support to participants. In addition, parents/caregivers of children will be provided with 3 ABA parent training lessons.

Swimming activities in addition to health and safety will support the development of positive social behavior, turn-taking, communication, and self-esteem.

The program is held from October to March during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Sundays of each school year. Each family participating and consistently attending can participate for up to 3 years. Availability is limited.

Please note, that an intake/family support meeting is a required enrollment step to confirm eligibility for this service.

To learn more and/or to inquire about availability, please contact an administrator at (718) 241-3000 ext. 133 or ext. 143 or email disabilityservices@thehes.org

Need assistance registering? Check out our registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.