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Virtual Youth & Adult Programs

Online program for youth and adults with autism

Age

Youth, Young Adult

Regions

Interior BC, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Seasons

Summer

Virtual Youth and Adult programs provide a range of opportunities for youth and adults with autism to connect through online programming. Activities include a virtual fitness program, Netflix viewing, and social meet ups. All sessions are facilitated by CAN staff and hosted with the free online meeting app Zoom.

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.

Program Structure

  • Each program is delivered online through the free Zoom app
  • Sessions are lead by a CAN staff member
  • Each session ranges from one-two hours (depending on activity), once per week, for six weeks
  • Each session has up to 15 participants taking part virtually
  • Current virtual programs: Virtual Fitness, Movie Club, Virtual Meet Ups

Virtual Fitness

  • Opportunity for youth and adults with autism to participate in a workout class online led by a certified personal trainer
  • Fitness sessions will focus on aerobic endurance, strength, and flexibility and will feature activities that can easily be done from home – no previous fitness experience required

Movie Club

  • Opportunity for youth and adults with autism to watch a movie on Netflix together, discuss the movie amongst peers, and play fun games online
  • Participants access the party through their own Netflix account and a link provided by CAN (not through Zoom)
  • A CAN staff supports the chat during the film

Virtual Meetups

  • Opportunity for youth and adults with autism to meet up online, build social relationships, and play a variety of fun games
  • A CAN staff mediates the group, introducing fun activities and guest facilitators each week

Supports Provided

  • Participants are encouraged to participate independently – parents are welcome to support when needed 
  • An additional CAN staff member will be present and act as a moderator to provide technical support and answer questions
  • Please email Monica Bui, Youth and Adult Program Coordinator, [email protected], with any questions or concerns

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

Stay Informed

Subscribe to the Youth and Adult newsletter to stay up-to-date with our upcoming opportunities.

Newsletters will be sent monthly  and will include important information regarding programming, events, and registration.

Registration is closed

Online registration for Virtual Youth and Adult programs was open to CAN members on Monday, July 13 at noon, and closed on Friday, July 17 at noon.

Those who wish to submit a late registration request for upcoming programs can email [email protected] with the following information:

  1. name and age of participant
  2. program that they are requesting late registration for

Those who submitted registration requests within the registration period will be updated on their registration status by end of day, Friday, July 24.

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!