Children with autism more likely to drown?
I thought this was a very interesting article as I had no idea about this statistic. According to the article autistic children are more at risk to drown.
In fact, "In 2009, 2010 and 2011 91% of the child autism deaths in the U.S. (kids 14 years old and under) were from accidental drowning."
Woah! That is a staggering statistic!
I know that you have to teach water safety to all children, but I didn't realize this was such a high risk situation. My son is a great swimmer so I don't worry about him so much in water, but I do keep an eye on him like a hawk, I do with both kids.
Check out the article and video here: