The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) program is designed as an ideal environment for increasing social skills, improving communication and building self-confidence and self-esteem in an outdoor setting, while learning a sport such as skiing, biking, kayaking or hiking. The ASD program provides consistent support of any behavioural learning strategies and leads to advancements and independence of the child or adult. Children or adults on the autism spectrum can take part in Whistler Adaptive activities in a group setting or privately with one or two instructors or leaders. The ASD program is recognized by BC’s Autism Funding Unit as an eligible autism intervention through sport and recreation therapy. Contact the Autism Funding Unit for information on the application and funding process.
Who: Youth 8-13 years old on the Autism spectrum, or with similar profiles, and their families. No prior Cross-Country Ski experience necessary.
What: Cross-Country Skiing skill development in the AM, Lunch provided, Skiing PM
Where: Whistler Olympic Park 5 Callaghan Rd, Whistler BC V0N 1B8 ( Google Map Link )
When: Friday, March 22 10 AM - 3 PM
Camp cost : $10 per person. Includes pass, rentals, lunch, and instruction.
$25 2019 membership for each child with ASD.
Funding assistance is available.
Ask us today on how to apply.
Family Cross-country Ski Day registration
Run of the Day:
10:30- 12:30 Skill development
1:00-2:00 Sport practice
2:00 TO 3:00 Free ski, Sledding or wrap up early.