Welcome to Project Autism!
LET's MOVE it!! Great news. The Project Autism Move Program is active in May - June. Designed as a 6-week compilation of different sports, exercise and leisure activities for all abilities. It's truly fun and exciting with lots of physical activity and each week will focus on a different modality – keeping the attention and focus of the participants, introducing our youth and young adults to new activities that will motivate and inspire. Our MOVE goal is to increase the amount of physical activity in our community by providing engaging community programs, get our community up and MOVING Where: YMCA Oakville Date: May 5 to June 9 Time: intermediate/ Senior - ages 9 - UP (5:00pm - 6:00pm) Sign up: https://docs.google.com/…
ICAN juniors celebrate with drums and percussion instruments Ms Judith worked with our juniors yesterday in rhythm and cadence. Shaking the bells, tapping the triangles, banging the drums, while dancing to the beat. “Music is the foundation for all our young people”, says Ms Judith. They learn so much as they drum or dance. Rhythm inspires us to move, to grow, soothes the mind and develop skills that are needed. So let’s all take time to listen and play”.
To celebrate March break we hosted a family games night. We had our community stealing cookies from a sleeping granny, chess with Mario and Luigi, two Jenga towers, Uno, giant snakes and ladders, trouble, scrabble and ..... drum roll please they all competed in a fun round of active Twister.
The kids are back!! iCAN work with wood was our first class - the focus was to create a fun and functional piece of art. Mr Padam, our instructor for the evening explained what a carpenter does in the workforce and why working with your hands is so important. He spoke to the class about all the different styles of carpentry, what tools we could see and how we would use them. It was a great class, very quiet. Everyone worked together, lots of happy smiles while sanding, glueing, drilling, and painting their creations.
ICAN juniors first class was a total success. The theme for this February session was L-O-V-E 💕 - love for pets, people, trains and even the colours and textures. “love comes in many forms and shapes and we need to celebrate it”, says Ms Jenna and Ms Jaspreet. Activities like, floor time, reading, social play, crafts all centred around this topic and at the JOy Of Learning Centre all you could hear was the sounds of laughter and happiness.