What is EPIC?

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.

Why is there a need for EPIC?

What are the overall goals/objectives of EPIC?

What types of services are included within EPIC?

EPIC includes several services including summer camps (both in-house and within the community), gymnasium sessions devoted to exploratory physical activity and active discovery, and gymnastics sessions within the community. New opportunities are being sought regularly.

Who is involved with EPIC? Who can contribute to EPIC?

Currently, Children’s Autism of Edmonton staff and community partners contribute to EPIC’s programs. Community organizations are being approached to continually expand opportunities and develop a partnership with Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton.

To view the EPIC Fall 2018 Program Catalog to see the upcoming events please click here.

Click here to download the Active Discovery (4-7 years) information sheet

Click here to download the Active Discovery (8-12 years) information sheet

Upcoming Events

Please clink on the links below get get more information about each upcoming event. There are still plenty of spaces available!

Dynamyx Gymnastics (6-10 Years) – Starting October 10th (8 weeks)

Dance ‘N Groove (6-12 Years) – Starting October 13th (8 weeks)

Telus World of Science (6-12 Years) – October 19th

Sensory Swim – Saturdays, October 20th – December 22nd

For more information please email Kyle or phone 587-920-5800