AwA: Changing lives! ~ Jacob

 

Our 7 year-old son Jacob who is living with Autism has learned to love swimming because of your program.  We are going to have so much fun this summer now that he can play more with his friends and brother because he is not afraid of the water anymore!  We could not be more impressed with the personal attention that the instructors are able to give Jacob during his sessions.  All of the staff are patient, kind, and very comfortable interacting with the children.  The best part is that Jacob has become more confident in the water and gets SO excited to go because he really has a lot of fun and likes the instructors.  Unfortunately, we have been to places where the instructors get frustrated easily and do not know how to get the best out of the athletes.  That is not the case with AwA.  We are proud to be a part of the AwA family! ~ Dan & Melinda Meyers



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Registration for Fall Session Open! PDF Print E-mail

Summer may be over, but that does not mean we have to stop playing!!

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Registration is now open for another FREE session of AwA at Wayne State University.  The session is on Wednesday evenings between October 8th and November 19th.  There are only 50 spaces avalible so register now at the link below!!

 

 
Spring Swim 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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Athletes with Autism is kicking off the Spring 2014 Swim Session with a "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" night scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Matthaei Physical Education Building at Wayne State University. Each athlete and his/her family will be invited to individually scheduled time slots beginning at 5:30PM that evening in order to be oriented to the pool and locker room facilities, as well as, spend a brief period of time in the pool with the coaches.  This time in the pool is invaluable to us, as it will help us get to know each child and assure he/she is enrolled in the session that best addresses his/her individual needs.

Your athlete will be assigned to one of the following groups based on a skill assessment completed at the "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" event.

Dates for the Athletes with Autism Swim Session are Wednesdays, 5/21/14-6/25/14


Group 1 6:30 PM -7:10 PM Water Exploration 


Group 2 7:15PM- 7:55 PM Swim Program 

Here are some basic guidelines the Athletes with Autism coaches will use when determining which swim session is right for your athlete:

Water exploration:
-needs to learn how feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safely.
-needs to learn how to float on his/her back & front, enter & exit the pool safely, and submerge his/her face underwater, blow bubbles and move through the water (walking &/or kicking).
-needs to learn how to put on a life-jacket.

Swim Program:
-can or is ready to hold their breath & go underwater.
-can float or glide without support.
-can enter & exit the pool in deep water.
-is ready to learn backstroke &/or front crawl.
-is ready to jump into deep water with a life-jacket on.

See you May 16th at the "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" night.

See you in the pool! :)


~~~~Click Here To Register~~~~

 
January 29th event - as scheduled PDF Print E-mail

What a January! There is on doubt that it is cold, but AwA will host the "Meet Your Coach" event tonight as scheduled. We are looking forward to seeing you at the time that you signed up for when you registered.

The University is open and temperatures will be increasing throughout the day. This event is vitally important to the program because it gives participants an opportunity to get to know eachother. Our coaches get to know your athlete and their skill level so that they can plan for successful sessions moving forward. Your athlete gets to know their coaches so that they see a familular face when the gym is full of athletes and activity. This event sets the foundation for an amazing season and we look forward to seeing you this evening.

See you tonight!

 
Winter 2014 Session PDF Print E-mail

 

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Registration for this session is now OPEN

It's cold outside, but things are just starting to heat up for AwA's Winter session!

Dates for the Athletes with Autism Multi-Sport Session are Wednesdays, 2/12/14 - 3/26/14

Athletes will be placed in either group A or B based on the results of the evaluation that takes place at the manditory "Meet Your Coach in the Gym" event on January 29th. You will be notified of your athlete's session time following the evaluation.

Please click here to register

 
2013 bowling fundraiser PDF Print E-mail

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Come one! Come all! Please join us for a night of fun, bowling, raffles, 50/50 and entertainment to raise money for Athletes with Autism!

 

When: May 18, 2013
Where: Oak Lanes
8450 N Middlebelt
Westland, MI

Time: 6pm-?

Cost: $20 per bowler*
$10 non bowler**
* Cost includes 3 games, shoe rental, entry for door prize & pizza
** Cost includes entry for door prize & pizza

CASH BAR • LIVE BAND • MANY RAFFLE ITEMS • 50/50 • TROPHIES

Click here to register for this exciting event!!

 
Fall 2013 Gym Multisport Session PDF Print E-mail

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Registration for the Fall 2013 Gym Multisport Session is now open!!

 

Wednesdays 10/8/13 to 11/20/13 at either 6:15 or 7:00 depending on athlete grouping.

All sessions will be held at the Matthaei Physical Education Building on the campus of Wayne State University.

Click here to register for the Fall 2013 Gym Multisport Session

 
Spring Swimming 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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***Registration and the waiting list for this event have closed. We hope to contact those on the waiting list to invite them to participate following the "meet your coach" event. ***


Athletes with Autism is kicking off the Spring 2013 Swim Session with a "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" night scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Matthaei Physical Education Building at Wayne State University. Each athlete and his/her family will be invited to individually scheduled time slots beginning at 6:00PM that evening in order to be oriented to the pool and locker room facilities, as well as, spend a brief period of time in the pool with the coaches.  This time in the pool is invaluable to us, as it will help us get to know each child and assure he/she is enrolled in the session that best addresses his/her individual needs.

Dates for the Athletes with Autism Swim Session are Wednesdays, 5/22/13-6/26/13

Your athlete will be assigned to one of the following groups based on a skill assessment completed at the "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" event.

Group 1 6:30 PM -7:10 PM Water Exploration (12 athletes maximum in this session)

Group 2 7:15PM- 7:55 PM Swim Program (16 athletes maximum in this session)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
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