The C.O.D.E. Initiative Coding Workshop for Beginners


Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Westbrook Community Centre
3335 Webber Ln, Vancouver, BC, V6S 0H3

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The C.O.D.E. (Creating Opportunities, Defining Education) Initiative workshops are for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages 8-15. This initiative is led by students from The University of British Columbia. Through this program, we hope to inspire students with ASD to explore their limitless potential. The workshops provide a fun and interactive introduction to various beginner coding concepts. 

Computer programming basics will be taught using SCRATCH. SCRATCH is a software that allows children to build coding blocks much like they would LEGO blocks to make the experience more visual. Students enrolled will be paired with a dedicated volunteer to mentor and guide them through several concepts of programming while creating games and animations. 

Students will also get to disassemble a computer in the hardware section of the program. They will learn all about its important parts and functions!

These workshops offer a 1:1 teacher to student ratio to provide students with a comfortable learning environment where they can develop their coding and problem-solving skills. This ratio ensures that students can move at their own pace to gain the most out of the tailored experience.



Students are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops. The model or year of the device does not matter. This is so that the students can practice at home the applications we teach. 

If, however, your child cannot bring a device, please do tell us and we will happily accommodate for this matter. 


If you would like to register your child, please visit You will find both the registration application and scholarship application on this page. 


For any other inquiries, please email us at

Don’t miss out on a fun-filled week of coding and computer games!

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