“simon is an autistic nonverbal savant in free diving and in-water mediation” says juan chavez, the father of simon (@autistic_soul_diver
), who was diagnosed at age 3 with autism, and began swimming lessons when he was 12. “we observed how he spent hours and hours floating in the water without effort and controlling his buoyancy,” juan says. “we decided to take him to the ocean… it was like his natural environment. very soon, simon was diving down to a depth of 20 meters.”
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