Like Neptune, Poseidon or The Submariner, Diego has always had a great, natural attraction to water. He was obviously a fish in a past life.
But with personal safety always a concern for the parents of any child, and particularly children with autism, who can often be fearless to the point of unwarranted risk-taking, a trip to the beach can be an adventure in the fine line between fear and love and the attraction that the ocean waves exert.
On our recent outing to the beach, Diego was simultaneously very conscious and concerned about the danger present, and incredibly drawn to fling himself headfirst into the surf. This was the result!