We are offering adapted Stand Up Paddle Boarding this fall at the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey. Paddle Boards are adapted as needed to compensate for any function the paddler has lost due to disability. While an adaptation may be made to the paddle grip or the seating support, the sport of paddling is not changed. Our Adaptive paddling programs are committed to providing full integration for anyone with a disability through the intentional use of equipment, teaching styles, and paddling locations. This ensures that we meet each paddler’s needs. Bursaries area available for all ages to have access to our programs. Equipment purchases have been made possible thanks to the donations from the Township of Langley, City of Surrey, Good Life Foundation and Variety Children’s Charity.
Certified staff and volunteers will instruct clients on how to use the adaptive paddling equipment in a fully inclusive paddling program. Clients with physical, cognitive, psycho-social and/or chronic conditions are welcomed to our programs.Individuals 4 to 99 years old can book sessions with Power For All by filling out the registration form below, at least two weeks prior to the session they wish to join.
The program goals are related to the basics of physical literacy and motor development. Balance, coordination, physical strength and endurance, socialization and integration goals, executive function skills, are just a few of the goals that our clients work towards when engaged in our programs.
Services are delivered by an occupational therapist; when a participant is accepted, they will then go for an assessment to meet the instructors and to adapt a therapeutic/paddling plan according to their personal needs. Please ensure to book a date for an initial assessment in order to be able to attend program sessions.
We ask that a caregiver/parent comes with the client to each session. ABA workers or any other caregivers are expected to paddle and participate in our programs with the client they bring. This is especially important when the client does not know us and has not experienced our programs before.
Sessions need to be paid in full when registering. Cheque or credit card is accepted for payment. Our occupational therapy group sessions are covered by a variety of funding sources such as: Autism funding, Respite Care, Extended Health Care Insurance, etc. Please check with our representative to sort out what you are required to submit for payment with each of these types of funding.
WE HOPE TO VENTURE THE WORLD OF PADDLING WITH YOU THIS SUMMER!
Who can attend?
Children with physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges. Examples of some of the diagnosis are:
Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, etc.
What kind of adaptations are made?
Adaptations are made for physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges.
What are the steps to register?
Simply click the button below to register right here on our website:
After registering, submit all paper work (by mail or email, you choose what works for you one week prior to registered session to ensure participation). Requests and registration is subject to availability . All clients should complete a number of forms to help us deliver a better and personable service.