24 August 2016 – Visit to Zhuhai Autism Society Swimming Class

Come Together

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.

珠海自闭症协会为6岁-20岁之间的43名孩子提供游泳训练。从2015年11月起,借助“一起来慈善音乐节”的捐赠帮助,珠海自闭症协会开设了每周5次、以小时为单位的晨间游泳课。在2015年一起来慈善音乐节共捐赠100,000 RMB给珠海自闭症儿童及其家人提供帮助。8月19日星期五,CTC的Sanny在大镜山游泳馆和珠海自闭症协会的孩子们见面了。游泳班是CTC支助自闭症儿童的主要项目之一。

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!