SHARC Creates Programs For Autism Spectrum Disorders

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SHREWSBURY, Mass. - Aug. 4, 2014 - PRLog -- Shrewsbury Heath and Racquet Club (SHARC), located at 3 Tennis Drive, announces the launch of their new programs specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders and special needs. Already in effect is SHARC's Special Swimmers as they anticipate offering a new tennis program, ACEing Autism starting in September 2014.

With swimming and tennis as two of SHARC's leading and most sought after programs, their team of skilled instructors understands the importance of implementing these activities for all ages and abilities. As Shrewsbury is a community geared towards not only maintaining a great education system in general, but also providing top-notch education to children with autism spectrum disorders, SHARC feel these new programs are necessary for continuing to build their community. The number of families who move to Shrewsbury based on its reputation of a prosperous education system has increased each and every year, specifically with families who have children with Autism.

"Swimming is not only an extremely important life skill for those on the autism spectrum (the leading cause of death in the autism community is drowning) and a source of exercise, but swimming is also a lot of FUN! Our swimming instructors are trained to work with autistic swimmers and understand their unique learning requirements to provide the most positive and effective lessons.  Not only do we teach the safety skills, and work on stroke development, but we have as much fun as possible doing it." -Lee Backstrom

SHARC will be partnering with the United States Tennis Association supported program ACEing Autism that will provide recreational tennis lessons to over 500 children with autism spectrum disorders. Among the 30 locations in the United States, SHARC will run an 8-10 week program with highly skilled volunteers on Sundays from 4-5 pm!

Along with ACEing Autism, SHARC is already offering Special Swimmers, a swim lesson program for children with special needs. This program will strive to provide a positive, welcoming, fun atmosphere for all children. It is important that these children have the opportunity to learn and explore the wonderful properties of the water in a safe and nurturing environment.

With the instructors experience and understanding that every child learns differently, they provide the best individual lesson plan for each child. All of the instructors in this program are Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR certified, and have a minimum of two years of teaching experience along with specialized training in working with children who have special needs.

SHARC believes in providing their community with a welcoming environment as well as an opportunity for all to learn, grow, and most importantly have fun!

For more information about Shrewsbury Health and Racquet Club's new programs and coaches, call us at 508-845-1000, or email

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