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 and volunteers who work in a variety of disciplines with clients of different abilities. . 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 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.
SUMMER 2021 PROGRAMS REGISTRATION!
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 of the various donors listed in our website.
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 5 to 18 years old can book sessions with Power For All. The program goals are related to the basics of physical literacy, sensory 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.
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.
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.
When you are new to the Power for All programs, we want to meet you and set goals with you and your family in order to serve you better and ensure success in our program. Initial assessments cost $100 and need to be booked in order for us to approve registration in any programs in the summer. When clients come to an initial assessment, we ask that you bring any medical reports for diagnosis and any current treatment plans. Our occupational therapist will assess and ensure that we have the appropriate aids and equipment to serve you better in each of our sessions. For registering for an initial assessment this season we have two dates and several appointments available. To sign up for a spot please click the link and follow the instructions to register.
July 6 – Brae Island Park, Fort Langley
July 7 – Brae Island Park, Fort Langley
Requirements for Registration
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.
In order to hold a spot for any sessions this year, we are requiring a deposit. This is to provide flexibility if restrictions change and we must adapt or adjust any sessions.
1 session: $50
2+ sessions: $100
We encourage families to reserve their spots, registration will open on our website after May 3, 2021. To pay for your deposit for this season please go to the following link and follow the instructions.
For families using Autism Funding, Respite funding from MCFD, At Home Program Funding or extended Health Plans with a note for Occupational Therapy referral, we still ask for a deposit to reserve your spots and this is required by cheque and mailed to us. At the end of the summer, when funding sources have paid, the deposit will be refunded to the families.
Please contact us for making arrangements for outside funding to be processed and to send your deposit.
For each session, a health screen will be required 24 hours prior to the session.
If the participant is sick, a new date will be accommodated for the families or a credit for future sessions will be granted. Refunds can be available minus the processing fee of the third party application that was used at time of payment (i.e. Paypal or Eventbrite). More details about our protocols will be provided to families upon registration.
Sessions will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Each day there will be a morning session (10:30 am – 11:30 am) and an afternoon session (1:00 pm – 2:00pm)
As it stands, we will have 5 participants per session.
We are thrilled to be able to offer our programs this summer. We hope that it can carry through so we can engage in our outdoor paddling ventures this summer 2021!
For questions or concerns, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org