Who can attend?
Clients 5-99 years old with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. Examples of diagnosis are:
Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, and many more varieties of disabilities and chronic conditions, etc.
What do the programs offer?
Power For All is pleased to offer opportunities for clients with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. The programs are delivered by a registered occupational therapist. Efforts are made to use adventure as an innovative medium for therapy. Many children and youth in our programs have tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking for the first time and they have reported to feel “a sense of mastery and normalizing of ability”. Caregivers, parents have also reported that children learn “social and interpersonal skills, problem-solving, self-management and skills such as helping others and community integration. Clinicians have complimented our organization for the purposeful selection of quality equipment and teaching approaches. The variety of devices and teaching adaptations we use enable clients to practice physical activities essential to daily living such as seating, feeding, transferring, activity endurance, to name a few. These are all instrumental skills for the job of living. Additionally, if you are working with a treatment team in the community or at school, we are happy to collaborate with them to continue to help your child/youth achieve their treatment goals as they participate in our paddling programs.
We sincerely hope that you consider our programs as a therapeutic medium for you this summer to continue to grow, develop and progress in your goals.
What kind of adaptations are made?
Adaptations are made for physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges.
What are the steps to register?
Contact our program coordinator for booking dates available. We offer bursaries for clients who wish to participate in this type of program but are faced with extenuating financial circumstances, mention your interest in this type of assistance and our staff will lead you through the application process.