Getting Into The Game Groups (Powered by Igniting Fitness Possibilities)

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - School Gym

150 Kilgour Road

Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

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Presenters: Christelle-Jean Chow, Instructor/Coach and Jill Gilders, Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical inactivity is of a concern for children and youth with autism and others who experience motor coordination challenges as they are often less active than age-matched, typically developing peers. The Getting Into The Game (GITG) is a 16-week inclusive physical literacy program designed to help children and youth gain a positive attitude towards physical activity and its benefits, develop the confidence to try new community-wide physical activities, form new friendships and become motivated to continue to engage in future physical activities. These coaching and participation sessions will allow for children and youth to explore their interests in physical activity and to set individualized goals.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Children or youth in grades 1 through 8 who want to become more physically active and would like to gain more confidence in their motor abilities
  • Children or youth should be able to walk or move independently in a gym setting.
  • Child or youth should be able to participate in a group session without the assistance of an aide.

* Please note that for the Fall 2019/Winter 2020 sessions, the GITG groups are being generously funded by the National Bank and the Milos Raonic Foundation. A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Dates: October 17, 2019 (Thursdays) – 4:30-6pm. Children in Grades 1-3. The first 8 weeks of the program will run from October 17 until December 5th, 2019. The second 8 weeks of the program will begin on January 9th and will run until February 27th, 2020.

Dates: October 19, 2019 (Saturdays) – 4:30-6pm. Children in Grades 4-8. The first 8 weeks of the program will run from October 19th until December 7th, 2019. The second 8 weeks of the program will begin on January 11th, 2020 and run until February 29th, 2019.

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - School Gym

150 Kilgour Road

Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

Canada

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