Autism and Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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Date/Time
Saturday, April 29
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Elk View Equestrian Academy
49815 Chilliwack Central Rd
Chilliwack

Event host:
Cynthia Andrews

Event contact:
604-745-3699 (voice only)
c3andrews@shaw.ca

Cost: $95 per person

How does Autism affect an individual’s life? How can therapeutic horseback riding make a difference? What are some strategies we can use to help individuals with Autism succeed in life?

Cynthia Andrews is a certified Equine Canada Coach, Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association Senior Instructor (CanTRA SI) and retired school teacher with 28 years of experience teaching Special Education and Kindergarten to Grade Six. She presently teaches therapeutic riding lessons that are funded by AFU and several school districts’ Special Education Departments.

This workshop will be informative and useful for any person living and/or working with people on the Autism Spectrum. It will be of particular interest to parents, volunteers and paraprofessionals.  It is eligible for 6.5 hours of upgrading for CanTRA instructors.

Part of the workshop will be a PowerPoint presentation with hands-on activities and printed hand outs. The second part will be in the riding arena observing a therapeutic riding lesson. Wear comfortable clothes. No experience or knowledge of horses necessary.

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