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purpose

Teens with Autism Learn to BikeThe purpose of the I CAN Bike program is to teach children and youth with autism how to ride a bike in a safe and supportive environment.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Each session of the Bike program consists of a 90 minute lesson, once a day, Monday to Friday. Sessions for this program take place during summer (July-August). Each day, lessons will include a mix of individual practice and group games that work on skills such as balance, pedaling, steering and braking.
 

PROGRAM FEE

There is a highly subsidized fee of $30 to access this program. This fee may be paid by cash or cheque, or covered through Autism Funding (for those with an autism diagnosis). 
Canucks Autism Network does not wish for this fee to act as a barrier to participation and is willing to collaborate with any family needing assistance on additional payment options. Participants being enrolled into the program will be provided with additional information on each payment option.

Lower Mainland (Vancouver, Surrey, Coquitlam)

Program Structure: Week-long session consisting of 90 minute lessons, once a day, Monday to Friday (in the month of August).
Lower Mainland Bike Program Fee: There is a highly subsidized fee of $30 to access this program. For a list of payment options for program fees, please click here.

KAMLOOPS - supported by the vancouver foundation

Program Structure: Week-long session consisting of 90 minute lessons, once a day in evenings, Monday to Friday (June 12-16).
Kamloops Bike Program Fee: There is a highly subsidized fee of $30 to access this program. For a list of payment options for program fees, please click here.

Supports provided

At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent collaboration.  Our staff receive training on a variety of support strategies for children and youth with autism.  Please do not hesitate to speak with coaches and support staff about strategies to use with your child (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.) and contact the Program Coordinator, Cailtyn Van Dijk at caitlyn@canucksautism.ca with any questions or concerns.

Social Storybook

Canucks Autism Network has prepared the following social storybook for those families who may find it helpful. To view the bike social storybook, please click here.

program Criteria

  • Ages 7-17 (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
  • Have an autism diagnosis, and an active membership through the CAN Participant Membership Program
  • Commitment to attend the sessions (See Attendance Policy)
  • All participants must bring their own bike and helmet

Registration

The I CAN Bike Week-Long Program is available to participants registered with the Canucks Autism Network Participant Membership program. Program information for the summer 2017 programs will be provided in the April newsletter.