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Program Helps Kids With Special Needs Learn To Swim

March 03, 2016

There are few things Michael Birkelien will bug his mother Jennifer about. But when Thursdays roll around, the 10-year-old diagnosed with autism buzzes around the family's home outside Baltimore. "He will ask, 'Swimming Thursday?'" Jennifer Birkelien said. "It's definitely something he looks forward to, and he communicates that with me." Michael Birkelien's anticipation stems from his participation in Sensory Swim, a program that instructs children with special needs on how to swim. Founded and run by husband and wife Andrew and Mary Ross, Sensory Swim operates out of five Kids First Swim School locations. Read More

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