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 Activities

family bowling night

We are proud to offer a free family bowling night at KJ Bowl! Registrations for this event is very limited, we kindly ask that you register on our website and await a confirmation email. Only those who receive a confirmation email will be able to attend. We hope to have more opportunities similar to this in the future!

Date: Thursday December 2021: 5 – 6 PM – registration closed

Location: KJ Bowling

Family swimming days

We are proud to offer a few free family swimming days! Registrations for this event is very limited, we kindly ask that you register on our website and await a confirmation email. When registering please indicate your preferred days, we will then send out confirmation with all the information needed for the event. Only those who receive a confirmation email will be able to attend. We hope to have more opportunities similar to this in the future.

Date: November 25th: 2 PM – 4 PM – registration closed

Location: Commonwealth Recreation Centre

Date: December 3rd: 7 PM – 9 PM – registration closed

Location: Clareview Recreation Centre

Date: December 11th: 3 PM – 5 PM – registration closed

Location: Terwilliger Recreation Centre

 

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