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Active

For children on the spectrum ages 3-6

Learn core movement skills and build physical activity!

Submit a late registration request

Age

Early Years

Regions

Interior BC, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Seasons

Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Structure

Active lessons include individual or small group skill practice, and group games.

  • Each session consists of 45 minute lessons, once per week, for multiple weeks.
  • Sessions take place three times a year: In the fall (mid-October to late November), winter (late January to early March), and spring (mid-April to late May).
  • Each lesson consists of up to 10 participants on the autism spectrum, who may be split into smaller groups.
  • Participants are provided with a high ratio of support (1:1 or higher, if needed)
A volunteer and a child with autism jump together in our I CAN Be Active program.

Support Provided

At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent collaboration.

Please do not hesitate to speak with coaches and on-site staff about support strategies that work for your child (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.).

You can also access our Active Activity Storybook to help prepare your child for the program. Activity Storybooks describe activities or situations as well as the expected behaviours in a given context using words and often pictures. Participants can read Activity Storybooks prior to engaging in an activity to help prepare them and build predictability.

Please email [email protected]ksautism.ca with any questions or concerns.

 

Program Criteria

  • Ages 3-6 (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
  • Have an autism diagnosis and an active CAN Membership
  • Siblings are welcome to register alongside their sibling on the spectrum (if age requirement is met)
  • Individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome (ratio of support can be adjusted if necessary; 1:1 or even 2:1 support)
  • Commitment to attend session on a weekly basis (See Attendance Policy)

 

Winter registration is closed

To submit a late registration request, you must be a CAN member:

  1. Browse the latest program guide to see upcoming locations, dates, and times.
  2. Submit a late registration request: canucksautism.ca/late
  3. If you are not a member, you will need to complete an online membership application before being confirmed into the program.

Learn more about our registration processes: canucksautism.ca/registration