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Active

For children on the spectrum ages 3-6

Learn core movement skills and build physical activity!

Age

Early Years

Regions

Interior BC, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Seasons

Fall, Winter, Spring

Registration

This season, Active is provided in partnership with Jays Care Foundation. Baseball will be used as a vehicle to enhance four main program objectives: connection, courage, independence and love of physical activity.

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)

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] with any questions or concerns.

 

Program Criteria

  • Ages 3-6 (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
  • Have an autism diagnosis and be registered with the CAN Community
  • Commit to pay highly subsidized program fee of $40 (see Program Fee Payment Options.)
  • 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)

 

Registration opens seasonally

Registration opens 6-8 weeks before the start of each season:

  • Fall (Sep-Dec): Reg opens mid-Aug
  • Winter (Jan-Mar): Reg opens mid-Nov
  • Spring (Apr-Jun): Reg opens mid-Feb

Full program & reg details for the current/upcoming season can be found at canucksautism.ca/guide.

Don’t miss a registration date!
All important dates are communicated in the monthly member newsletter.

Missed a registration period?
Programs that still have space remaining will open for late registration.