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.

Epic Winter activities

Telus World of Science

Come and explore the Telus World of Science exhibits, including the newly renovated children’s play area! If you would like to attend a sensory friendly movie screening of Beavers for an additional cost. Also available for purchase on the day of.

Location: 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1

Dates: Saturday January 11th

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM

Click here to register

Rock paper scissors indoor playground

Rock Paper Scissors  is an exciting indoor playground in Edmonton, it features a bouncy castle zone and multiple ball pits! This new facility provides a safe and friendly environment to expend some energy and play together!

Location: 8278 175 street, Edmonton, AB, T5T 1V1

Dates: Wednesday January 25th

Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

Click here to register

John Janzen Nature cENTRE

“John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors for a walk on the wild side with interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature”. We will also have access to the Tegler Discovery Area indoor play space, so please bring socks!

Location: 7000 143 Street Nature Centre

Dates: Saturday January 25th

Time: 10-11:30 AM

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Allstarz Indoor Playground

“Play area, zip lines, arcade games, trampolines and so much more! Allstars indoor playground focuses on providing children with a larger than life experience”. Come out and make some friends in this supported environment!

Location: 9510 12 Ave SW, Edmonton, AB, T6x 0J4

Dates: Monday January 27th

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 PM

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Move & Groove

Exploration of music and dance can facilitate personal growth for individuals on the autism spectrum in many areas including skill development, speech & language, memory and mental agility, social skills, and confidence. The 8 week program will provide children with the opportunity to express themselves freely through moving to music that is both meaningful and comfortable to them. Participants are encouraged to do their best, regardless of ability level. Following the Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton philosophy, participants will be supported through the SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Supports) model. Parents are welcome to attend and engage alongside their children

Location: Footnotes Studio, 9770 182 St NW

Dates: Saturday Feb 1- March 21st, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm – 1:50 PM

Click here to register

Limited space available 

2020 epic community outings

These outings are designed for families to come together in groups and experience a variety of community outings around Edmonton and area. It will give families the opportunity to experience community outings in a safe and supported group in order to ensure successful outings in the future, all while meeting and connecting with other families.

Children must attend outings with a parent or guardian. Outings can be supported by a community aide if arrangements are made with Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton a minimum two weeks prior to the outing date.

Click here to view the activities and register

For more information please email Tanner or phone 780-235-6935

Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton recognizes the Goodlife Kids Foundation as a source of funding for its EPIC programs

Upcoming Events

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