Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports- British Columbia, Vancouver
GoodLife Kids Foundation is supporting Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports’ Adaptive Skiing for Children with Autism. Adaptive Skiing for Children with Autism is for children ages 5-14. The program incorporates skiing and snowboarding lessons according to ability and functioning, with a team of volunteer instructors. Learning to ski or snowboard provides the same thrill of accomplishment for individuals with a disability as their able-bodied peers. Being able to join friends and family in an activity provides great opportunities for social interaction and physical activity. The program will take on 30 students who each participate in six lessons. Funds from GoodLife Kids Foundation will be used grow this program, which began in 2014.