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 2020 PROGRAMS REGISTRATION
FALL AND WINTER POOL PROGRAMS
We typically offer adapted Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the fall at the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey. Fall sessions start in late October or early November. Registration is in October, please come back to our website at that time. 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, Variety Children’s Charity and a variety of private donors.
What kind of adaptations are made?
Adaptations are made for physical, cognitive and psycho-social challenges.
What are the steps to register?
Come back to our website in October for more information on Adaptive Pool Programs.
At this time we qualify for Respite, MCFD, extended health care insurance funding and we have bursary applications available for those with extenuating circumstances who may find finances as a barrier to participate in our programs. Please request a sponsorship form from one from our staff.