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Online programs for participants 7-12 years

Virtual Programs for Children

Children's (7-12yrs) virtual programming provides children with autism and their siblings a fun opportunity to interact through the online meeting platform Zoom. Coaches are able to connect with participants in real-time, to teach new, fun, and interactive lessons.

Age

Children

Regions

Province Wide

Seasons

Fall, Winter

Children’s virtual programs are online programs that provides children with autism and their siblings a fun introduction to the world of physical activity and social interactive games. Participants will play games and learn movement skills while practicing listening, transitions and taking turns.

Using the free Zoom app (an online meeting platform), coaches will be able to connect with participants in real-time, teaching lessons in a fun, new and digital environment.

 

Programs

Virtual Movement (7-12 years)

  • Opportunity for children with autism and their siblings to have a fun introduction to the world of physical activity and social interaction games
  • Weekly program includes participants playing games and learning movement skills while practicing listening, transitions, and taking turns
  • Click: Equipment Checklist

Virtual Challenger Baseball in Partnership with Jays Care (7-12 years)

  • Opportunity for children with autism and their siblings to try virtual baseball in the comfort of their home
  • Confirmed participants will receive an adapted Challenger Baseball Equipment Kit
  • Weekly program provides participants with the opportunity to learn baseball skills, make new friends, have fun, and build confidence

Virtual Meet Up (9-12 years)

  • Opportunity for children with autism to get together online, build social relationships, and have a good time
  • Weekly program has participants enjoy a variety of fun activities while getting know each other

Siblings Virtual Meet Up (7-12 years)

  • Opportunity for siblings of participants with autism to get together and connect on Zoom
  • Weekly program has participants enjoy a variety of fun activities while getting to know each other

Virtual Hockey (7-12 years) 

  • In partnership with Doug Lynch and Sportgo, this pilot program will provide children with autism and their siblings the opportunity to try virtual ball hockey in the comfort of their home
  • Each session is 45 minutes and will run for 3 weeks
  • Participants will require their own stick and ball or puck

Program Stucture & Supports Provided

  • This program is delivered online through the free Zoom app
  • Participants are lead through different activities virtually by a CAN staff member, while being supported at home by a parent/guardian/caretaker
  • Each session consists of a 45-60 minute lesson, once per week, for six weeks
  • Each lesson has up to 15 participants taking part virtually

As this will be a learning experience for us all, you can expect to see us adapt our content along the way to best suit the online platform and the needs of our participants

  • In-person support for these programs must be provided by a parent/guardian/caretaker who is present for the duration of each online lesson
  • An additional CAN staff member will be present and act as a moderator to provide technical support and answer questions
  • Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns

You can also access our Zoom Tip Sheet to help you prepare for the online program.

Program Criteria

  • Programs vary between Ages 7-12 and 9-12 years. Please see specific program for details. Must be of correct age on program start date
  • Have an autism diagnosis and an active CAN Membership
  • Siblings are welcome to register alongside their sibling with autism (if age requirement is met)
  • Individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome to take part
  • Commitment to attend session on a weekly basis
  • Parent/guardian/caretaker must be present for the duration of each online lesson

Submit a late registration request

Space remains:
New! Virtual Hockey
 – Participants with Autism and siblings 7-12yrs
Sundays, 1:00pm-1:45pm, November 8, 15, 29

If you would like to request late registration for a program, please email [email protected] with the following:

  1. Name and age of participant
  2. Program Name, Time, and Location

*Reminder: Late registration requests are not guaranteed. Priority will be given to those who submit registration requests during the registration period. Thank you in advance for understanding. See our Registration FAQs.

Please check canucksautism.ca/health for the most-up-to-date information regarding CAN programming.

Those times don’t work for you? Access our online resources and pre-recorded programs that you can follow along at anytime or send us feedback – we’d love to hear from you!