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Multisport

Get a fun introduction to sports skills and group games

Age

Children

Regions

Interior BC, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Seasons

Fall, Winter, Spring

The purpose of the Multisport program is to provide participants with autism, and their siblings, a fun introduction into the world of sports! Participants will enjoy games and drills that work on a variety of skills used in various sports. This program is designed to provide a fun, safe and supportive environment for all those taking part.

Program Structure

Multisport lessons include individual practice and small group games that work on skills relating to physical literacy, soccer, and basketball.

  • Each session consists of 60 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 with autism, who may be split into smaller groups.
  • Participants are provided with a high ratio of support (1:1 or higher, if needed)
A support worker instructing soccer to a child with autism in our I CAN Play Sports program.
A child with autism and a support worker in our I CAN Play Sports program

Supports 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 I CAN Play Sports 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 7-12 (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 with autism (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)

 

Spring weekly program registration is open Mon, Feb 10 at noon to Fri, Feb 14 at noon.

Spring weekly program registration opens:

Monday, February 10 at noon, and closes Friday, February 14 at noon
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View upcoming programs commencing in April:
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All those who submit registration requests during the registration period will be notified of their updated registration status on Friday, February 21.