Amicus Recreation Programs
Year round social skills based recreational programs for youth with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Amicus Recreation offers children and teens from 8 to 16 with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD opportunities to participate in diverse activities and socialize with peers who also have LD and/or ADHD.
Participants may want to indulge in an area of passion that they already have or they may wish to explore some new activities that they’ve never tried before.
No matter which activity a participant chooses, an important component of all Amicus programs is the development of positive social skills. Approximately one-quarter of each program is dedicated to the explicit teaching of social skills and our staff serves as experienced social coaches. Programs are led by our mature, trained and caring staff (university age) who understand the needs of youth with LD/ADHD.
Our group sizes are no larger than 15 participants and provide a 3:1 participant to staff ratio so that all children/youth receive the attention that they require. Some programs are smaller than 15 participants if space or partner organizations require this.
All programs take place at Foothills Academy unless otherwise stated.
All programs are registered and take place once per week and vary in length from 4 weeks to 8 weeks long.
New programs begin in the fall, winter and spring.
Children and youth 8 - 16 years can attend Amicus Recreation programs if they meet our Intake Criteria.
If your child has not participated in an Amicus or social skills program through Foothills Academy before, a Parent Intake Form must be completed and returned to the Intake Coordinator.
Upcoming Amicus Recreation Programs
DCD ProgramLearn movement, balance and more through our Developmental Coordination Disorder program (Ages 8-14)
Science WonderWe focus on gooey, slimy, shiny and touchy science (Ages 8 - 14)
MultisportGlow in the dark soccer, dodgeball, floor hockey and more (Ages 8-14)
CookingCook fantastic meals under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef (Ages 8 to 14)No Class on April 20th (Easter)
Creative ExpressionsUnleash Your Child's Inner Artist (Ages 8 - 14)
EngineeringExplore new engineering concepts every week (Ages 8 - 14)
POLARIS Teen LeadershipPersonal Opportunities for Leadership, Activities, Recreation, Inclusion and Social Skills (13 - 16 Year Olds)