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Physical Literacy


Purpose

The purpose of the physical literacy program is to teach children with autism fundamental movement skills in a safe and supportive environment. Learning fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping and balancing helps children build the confidence necessary for a lifetime of sport and physical activity. For more information on physical literacy, please click here.

PISE Physical Literacy Program with CANProgram Structure -Victoria

Each session of the physical literacy program consists of 60 minute lessons, once per week, for multiple weeks. Sessions for this program takes place three times during the year; fall (mid-October to late November), winter (late January to early  March), and spring (mid-April to late May). Canucks Autism Network(CAN) is excited to launch this pilot program with the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE). PISE will provide curriculum and 2 coaches to lead each class. Participants will also be supported by 8 support workers and several volunteers provided by CAN. To learn more about the PISE, please click here.

City of SurreyPROGRAM STRUCTURE -surrey

Each session of the physical literacy program consists of 60 minute lessons, once per week, for multiple weeks. Sessions for this program takes place three times during the year; fall (mid-October to late November), winter (late January to early  March), and spring (mid-April to late May).

Canucks Autism Network(CAN) is excited to launch this pilot program with the City of Surrey. The City of Surrey will provide curriculum and 2 coaches to lead each class. Participants will also be supported by 8 support workers and several volunteers provided by CAN. To learn more about the City of Surrey's I Am Game physical literacy program , please click here.

Supportive programs for kids with autismSOCIAL STORybook

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

Program Criteria

  • Ages 3-6 (Preschool class) & 7-11 (School-Aged class) (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 session on a weekly basis (See Attendance Policy)

spring Program Information-victoria

DATES:  April 11-June 27, 2015
WHEN: Saturdays from 1:15pm-2:15pm (3-6yrs) & 2:15pm-3:15pm (7-11yrs)

WHERE: Royal Oak Middle School, 4564 W Saanich Rd, Saanich, V8Z 3G4
WHO: Participants with autism, aged 3-11, with an active CAN Participant Membership

Spring Program Information- Surrey

DATES:  April 9 – May 28, 2015
WHEN: Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm (3-6yrs) & 7:30pm-8:30pm (7-11yrs)
WHERE: Fraser Heights Rec Centre, 10588, 160 Street, Surrey, BC V4N 0A1
WHO: Participants with autism, aged 3-11, with an active CAN Participant Membership

REGISTRATION

The next session of Physical Literacy will take place in fall 2016. Registration for the fall session will occur to PENDING ENROLLMENT ONLY during the week of Monday, August 15 at noon, to Friday, August 19 at noon. Additional program details will be updated to the CAN website and registration system at the end of July/beginning of August – please check back then for more information!

Proudly supported by:

Recreation Foundation of BC
RBC LTP

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