About the Let’s Get Active program
Coordinated by Grandview Kids’ Physical Literacy Coordinator and Recreation Therapy Assistants, Let’s Get Active is a physically engaging program for children and youth with developmental disabilities, including Autism. Your child or youth will engage in sport-specific activities such as basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey and racket sports. The schedule for each session will consist of a dynamic warm-up, “fun run,” sport-specific drills, group games and the opportunity to explore the equipment through free choice. Each Let’s Get Active session is finished with a cool-down activity.
Participation in the Let’s Get Active program will help your child or youth build confidence and self-esteem, promote the development of physical competence, build social skills and friendships and improve their physical activity. The kinds of skills your child or youth may gain from participating in the Let’s Get Active program include physical skills, such as improved fundamental locomotor skills (i.e., running and jumping), object control skills (i.e., throwing and catching a ball), balance and coordination and cognitive skills, such as a deepened comprehension of different sports.
- Be able to manage in a group environment of approximately three participants to one staff
- Have a method to communicate their needs and wants
- Not engage in harmful behaviour to self or others
- Not be a flight risk
- Pass the Grandview Kids health screen before each Let’s Get Active session.
Note: Parents and caregivers will be contacted for an intake interview prior to program start.
Youth sessions will run on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. from September 25 to November 27, 2023, at Lincoln Alexander Public School (95 Church St N, Ajax, ON L1T 2W4, Canada).
Note: There is no session on Monday, October 9, as it Grandview Kids is closed for Thanksgiving.
Children’s sessions at capacity