On Friday 19th of August, Sanny from the Come Together Community met with the children from the Zhuhai Autism Society (ZAS) at the Da Jing Shan swimming pool. Swimming has proven to be a key activity for children with autism, as it enhances every muscle, sensory integration, body coordination, while also boosting IQ levels.
ZAS has been providing 43 children aged from 6 to 20 with swimming training, running hourly morning lessons five times a week since November. This was made possible thanks to the funds raised by Come Together, which has donated RMB 100,000 so far this year to support ZAS, and particularly swimming classes.
Come Together has been sponsoring children with autism in Zhuhai for the past three years, aiming to raise awareness around Autism in China as well as helping the children to fully develop their abilities through a variety of classes like swimming, skating, and games therapy. In the past decade, the rise of autism organisations has been increasing awareness around it in China, leading to it being recognised as a condition in need of treatment. However, there is still a long way to go, and CTC is proud to be part of the process, not only by raising awareness of the condition, but also by providing support to the children’s families, bound to be affected by anxieties and frustrations.
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Wechat accounts to learn more about Come Together 2016 coming soon!