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Online programs for participants 7-12 years

Virtual Programs for Children

Our virtual programming provides children on the autism spectrum and their siblings (ages 7-12) with 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.

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Fall, Winter, Spring

Our virtual programs provide children on the autism spectrum (7-12yrs) a fun introduction to the world of physical activity and social interactive games. Participants will play games and learn movement, art and science 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. All programs are delivered on a weekly basis. Siblings are welcome for all virtual children’s programs (except Meet Ups).

Virtual Programs

Guided by experienced CAN coaches, children will participate in fun games, make friends and socialize in a safe and supported online environment.

Art  (7-12yrs)

  • Art activities in a safe and supported environment
  • Participants will receive an Equipment Kit

Baseball  (7-12yrs)

  • In partnership with JaysCare Foundation
  • Baseball activities and games
  • Participants will receive an adapted Challenger Baseball Equipment Kit (bat, balls, bases)

Cars Club (7-12yrs)

  • A range of car themed activities
  • Participants will receive an equipment kit for weekly activities

Coding (7-12yrs)

  • In partnership with CodeAbility
  • Participants will receive an equipment kit for weekly activities

Dance (7-12yrs)

  • In partnership with All Bodies Dance

Drama Club (7-12yrs)

  • Drama activities including “making your own commercial” and charades

Drawing (7-12yrs)

  • Participate in a range of drama activities, like “making your own commercial” and charades

Try-It Golf (7-12yrs)

  • Participants will receive an adapted equipment kit from GolfBC to follow along weekly activities

Siblings Meet Up (7-12 years)

  • Opportunity for siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum to get together and connect on Zoom
  • Participants enjoy a variety of fun activities while getting to know each other

Yoga (7-12 years)

  • Yoga stretches, poses, and activities

Availability of virtual programs may vary from season to season.

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

  • Ages 7-12. 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

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