Staying Safe Around the Water: Autism Swim

Autism Swim, an Australian-based social enterprise specialising in water safety for people with autism, has recently launched a free water safety app, Staying Safe Around the Water.

The app is an interactive social story teaching the users key safety skills and practices to adopt in and around the water. It’s currently the only interactive water safety app for people with autism and other abilities available worldwide.

To find out more or to download the app, visit Autism Swim’s website here


It is that time of year again. Please come along to our end of year break up at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre this Sat 23rd November from 4pm to 6pm. We have the whole centre to ourselves including the Planetarium and vertical slide. We have give aways plus 3 lucky door family prizes to keep you cool this summer! Plenty of food will be available including pizzas, snack food and the sweet stuff. We will provide some gluten free food as well.
We would welcome as many members and their families as possible to celebrate the end of our BAAG year.No need to RSVP, just come along and have some fun!
Regards BAAG committee

Resources for Sport and running by Tony Langdon

 I did have a few resources that I mentioned that I would like to share:

AAA Play (I am an ambassador).  This is an information and referral
service for all abilities sporting programs around Victoria. .

Running on the Spectrum.  This is a NZ based charity that operates in
Australia as well.  They help autistic kids to get into running by
distributing running shoes to autistic kids who are interested in
running.  I had hoped to have information for accessing this, but it
didn’t get to me in time.  If you’re interested, please contact me.

Parkrun.  This is not autism specific, but as distance running suits
many autistics, and walking is one of the most accessible exercises of
all, I’ve included it.  Parkrun is a weekly timed 5km run (or walk if
you prefer). It’s non competitive and for people of all levels of
fitness.  Everyone is welcome.  Kids under 11 need to be accompanied by
a parent and remain within reach. 

Currently, there is a Parkrun happening every Saturday morning at 8AM at
Kennington Reservoir, and a second Parkrun looks like starting soon in

Parkrun is also free – both to register and take part.  For more
information, visit:

For those more interested in recreational cycling, there’s a community
ride in Bendigo on the second Sunday of the month, run by Bike Bendigo. 
They also have a lot more other stuff going on.

I also have a sporting Facebook page that may be of interest.  It
contains updates, photos, videos of me in action and information of

Guest Speaker at morning tea Sept 7th coming soon.

Greetings members. For our next morning tea we are very excited to have a guest speaker. Tony Langdon is one of our adult members and he is going to give us an insight to part of his journey and the importance of exercise and sport. Here is what he has to say:
“I am a Masters athlete and medalist at state level in Track and Field. I also compete in local cross country and urban fire brigade
competitions.  I will be talking about my sporting history, as someone
who does have some challenges, and the role that sport has played in my
life – physically and mentally.”
 Please join us and support Tony on Sat 7th Sept at 8 Wallace Ave from 10.30 till 12 noon .Should be an interesting morning.All welcome

BAAG committee