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January 2019

EPIC – Adapted Swim Lessons/Free Swim

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - March 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
SCONA Pool, 10450 72 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 0Z6 Canada
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Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton have joined with Olympian Swim Club and SCONA Pool to provide adapted swim lessons for children with autism spectrum disorders. These lessons provide a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of swimming, how to be safe in the water, and can be considered a supplement to improving speech, social skills, self-esteem, and cognitive processing. Swimming lessons and the free swim will occur simultaneously so that children can maximize their time in the pool.…

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11th Annual Autism Conference

January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
River Cree Resort and Casino, 300 E Lapotac Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T7X 3Y3 Canada
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11th Annual Autism Conference Join Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton on January 24th & 25th, 2019 at the River Cree Resort and Casino. The conference will showcase a number of guest speakers including New York Times best-selling author Steve Silberman, Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, Ken Robertson, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, and more!   Steve Silberman is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Silberman is an award-winning science writer, and his TED talk, “The Forgotten History of…

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EPIC – Maier Centre Active Discovery

January 26, 2019 @ 12:15 am - May 18, 2019 @ 2:15 pm
Maier Centre, 17451 103 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1J4
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Active Discovery is a semi-structured play-based program aimed at providing children and youth diagnosed with autism with increased opportunity to participate in physical activity according to their abilities and preferences. The surrounding environment will be set up as to encourage children and youth to freely explore their surroundings, engage with different equipment, and discover physical activity that is meaningful and exciting to them while simultaneously working on their fundamental movement skill development. All Sessions will be held at the Maier…

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February 2019

EPIC – South Side Move N’ Groove

February 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 23, 2019 @ 6:45 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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Exploration of music and dance can facilitate personal growth for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in many areas including skill development, speech and language, memory and mental agility, social skills, and confidence. This 8-week program will provide children with the opportunity to express themselves freely through moving to music in a way that is meaningful and comfortable to them. Participants are encouraged to do their best, regardless of level of ability. Following the Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton philosophy,…

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EPIC – Mindful Movement – Adolescents and Adults

February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - June 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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A combination of dance, fitness, and music, this class can be described as nothing but fun. Zumba instruction will be tailored to allow individuals to freely explore their surroundings and their body in space, moving in a way that is comfortable to them. Come and enjoy the opportunity to socialize with peers in a safe and friendly environment. Please note that this is a group activity. Therefore, the supports in place are those designed to assist the group as a…

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May 2019

EPIC – Learn to Skate

May 11, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - June 22, 2019 @ 1:45 pm
Confederation, 11204 43 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 0X8 Canada
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Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton have partnered with the Mayfield Figure Skating Club to provide adapted skating lessons for children with autism spectrum disorder. These lessons will be delivered by trained skating coaches, and supported by Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton staff. These lessons provide a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of skating, and can help improve or maintain a child's strength, balance, coordination and self-esteem, which in turn may positively impact function, participation and quality of life. Lessons…

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