Water Safety Guide for Children with Special Needs

Summer pool time is approaching — and kids and parents really need it this year. Most public pools have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving millions of kids wishing for swim time. However, most states are easing COVID-19 restrictions, and pools may be open again soon. But before parents take a dive with their kids, there are a few safety tips they need to keep in mind. 

Water safety should always be a top priority, especially after a year-long hiatus. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in kids of ages 1-4 and 10-14. And for every drowning death, five children are hospitalized due to injuries from nearly drowning. Children with special needs face double the drowning risk of a typically developing kid, so parents must take the necessary precautions. Read more.