Multisport Summer Program
Multisport Summer Program is a great opportunity for participants with autism, and their siblings, to try a variety of sports activities in a fun, safe and highly supportive environment. Sessions include a mix of individual practice and group games to help develop movement skills that are useful in a variety of sport settings.
Program StructureThe structure of the Multisport Summer Program varies by region. Please see regional information below.
Program FeesProgram fees vary depending on location, program structure, and staffing requirements. 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. For a list of payment options for program fees, please click here. 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 July).
Sports Activities: Soccer, football and baseball.
Lower Mainland Multisport 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.
Kelowna -supported by sunrype and the Pacific autism family network
Program Structure: Week-long session consisting of a 6.5 hour lesson, once a day, Monday to Friday (in the month of July).
Sports Activities: Bike*, soccer, football, and baseball. Each day, participants will also play water games, make crafts and have down time with their peers.*Please note, participants must bring their own bike and helmet to this program.
Kelowna Multisport Program Fee: There is a highly subsidized fee of $50 to access this program. For a list of payment options for program fees, please click here.
Vancouver Island -supported by the savour cowichan festival
Program Structure: This one-day session runs for 5 hours at the Shawnigan Lake School (in the month of August).
Sports Activities: Tennis, golf, and curling.
Vancouver Island Multisport Program Fee: There is no associated fee to participate in this day-long program.
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, Caitlyn Van Dijk (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
Canucks Autism Network has prepared the following social storybook for those families who may find it helpful. To view the multisport program social storybook, please click here.
- Ages 7-17 (Must be of correct age when starting the program; Participants will be split into separate activity groups based on age)
- Have an autism diagnosis, and an active membership through the CAN Participant Membership Program
- Siblings are welcome! Siblings must also register for the program as participants
- Commitment to attend full session (See Attendance Policy)
Multisport 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.