Genesis Place launches free physical literacy program for children with Autism

Oct. 14, 2020/For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Starting in November, Fun Inc. (FUNdamentally Inclusive) will launch at Genesis Place.

Fun Inc. is a free physical literacy program open to children aged 4 to 11 with Autism and/or sensory sensitivities, enabling them to participate in physical programming in an environment designed for safe and successful participation.

Curriculum for this program was developed by the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) in conjunction with the Canucks Autism Network.

“Funding through the Communities ChooseWell RECreate Grant allowed us to bring this unique opportunity to Genesis Place,” says Jerret McCoy. “We are also thrilled that our own ACE Physical Literacy Specialist, Travis Walsh will be the lead instructor for the program.”

The program will run Monday evenings and Saturday mornings starting Nov. 7 until Dec. 14, 2020. Children will be placed into two age groups of 4 to 6 years old and 7 to 11 years old. Registration inquiries can be sent to Bobbi Thomas, preschool, children and youth programmer at bobbi.thomas@airdrie.ca.

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Media contact:

Jerret McCoy
Wellness Programmer, Genesis Place, City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext 5518

 

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