Inclusive Autistic Program
We are excited to announce our Inclusive Autistic Program. This program has been designed to offer all children the opportunity to participate and benefit from outdoor education. With the support of our certified therapist, your child can enjoy fun and positive learning experiences.
Benefits of outdoor learning for autistic children
Sensory-motor: Exploring the physical world through the five senses of touch, smell, hearing, taste, and sight during outdoor learning provides an opportunity to make discoveries and learn new things while developing fine and gross motor skills.
Social/Emotional: Learning to socialize with peers is essential. Outdoor physical activities are well-known for helping to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. According to Maynard et al., 2013) outdoor play "develops social skills as it relies on child-initiated learning." Nature is associated with a higher level of developmental play including physical activity, imagination, and play that involve risk management.
Physical: Being outdoors in nature is a great way to stay active. Walking, jumping, climbing, and running in nature offer new ways to improve general fitness, health, agility, coordination, and balance. All children need to get outside and move their bodies.
Who can join
These classes are directed to kids ages 2 to 5 years old.
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sessions would be part time (min 2 hours) once or twice a week to start, with a possibility to increase hours in the future
Fall Program: September 5th to November 24th, 2023
Winter Program: January 2nd to March 29th, 2024
Spring Program: April 8th to June 28th, 2024
AUTISM BC FUNDING
Please follow the steps on the Autism BC website.
Contact us to get connected with our certified therapist, Cecile