EPIC is a program at Children's Autism Services of Edmonton designed to provide both segregated and inclusive opportunities for children and youth to engage in physical activity and recreation. EPIC is inclusive of a variety of activities that are designed to meet the child where they are at in terms of their ability to engage, thus providing children and youth diagnosed with autism with increased opportunity to participate in physical activity and peer interaction according to their abilities and preferences. Rules, structure, noise, social demands, physical requirements, interest and other factors can impact on a child's ability to participate.
Participation in swimming can promote growth for individuals on the spectrum in many areas including skill development, social skills and confidence. We have teamed up with Canyon Swim Club to facilitate this fun and engaging program. Following the Children's Autism Services of Edmonton philosophy, participation will be supported through the SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transaction Supports) model.
Working with children with autism is an asset but not required
Must be over 18
Swimming is held at the Scona Pool on Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm starting on March 7th to April 11, 2020. Email the Volunteer Coordinator for more information!
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