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Autism Ontario Peel ACTTs: Peel Autism Community Together through Sports
Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature the ACTIVE START - BEGINNER program for individuals with ASD.
ACTIVE START (from 6-7pm) is a beginner program for individuals with ASD with increased difficulties and who generally need TA support at school. Participants will work on following group instruction, develop basic movement skills and follow a routine with visual supports. The goal is for the participant to have the physical skills and fitness ability to participate in physical activities and to have fun!
***Suggested age - 4 to 12 years old*** This is a recommended age only. If your child is slightly older and you think they suit this program, please register.
*This program requires caregivers to support their child and participate in the full duration of the each session for all 10 weeks.
The program is overseen by 2 facilitators, who are trained IBI therapists, as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers.
DATES: Monday, Oct 3, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19 / 2016 from 6-7 pm
LOCATION: Conestoga Public School, 300 Conestoga Dr., Brampton, ON L6Z 3M3
COST: *The cost is FREE. However, due to high interest in this program, a $50 deposit is required. This deposit will be returned to all who attend a minimum of 8 weeks of the program and will be returned at the last class only. Please bring the deposit on the first week - cash or cheque please. If you are not attending the first class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements ahead of time. If this is not done, your spot will not be held.
*NEW* This program will be fully funded by GoodLife Kids! GoodLife Kids Foundation raises funds to support national, provincial and local programs that provide ongoing physical activity opportunities for kids and remove some of the barriers currently holding children back from living a healthy life. To date, GoodLife Kids Foundation has impacted the lives of over 235,000 Canadian kids through physical activity opportunities. A BIG thank you GoodLife Kids Foundation!
*Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Tues Sept 13 at 9pm. Registration fills up very fast for this program.
*Children can only be signed up for ONE of the Peel ACTTs programs.
*This event is open to children with ASD only.
*Everyone in the gym must wear running shoes (caregivers/parents too). Please make sure your child comes prepared with the right footwear.
*Children should be dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. There is a water fountain on site.
*Sorry but there is no food permitted inside the gym (this includes edible incentives).
*Sorry but there are no non-registered children (unless another adult comes with them) permitted inside the gym. Non-registered children are not permitted to use the equipment nor join the activities.