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Are you interested in learning more about activities and educational information for your special needs individuals in Orange County? There are many great activities and events that you may not know about. We may enjoy food, go to a movie, go bowling, meet at a park, letting the kids play, go fishing, kayaking, surfing and so much more. I also schedule educational presentations that could benefit your family, such as info on ABLE accounts, special needs trusts, savings from businesses and so much more.

During the event, you may have time to discuss a recent challenge, network, discover solutions to a recent behavior or situation, mentor new parents of special needs kids, or just have fun. The idea is to allow parents and special needs individuals to get out of the house, to have fun and enjoy conversation with other parents that understand our situation, all while the kids play and have fun.

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Learn to Ride a 2 Wheel Bike!! - only 8 spots left

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This camp teaches individuals with disabilities to ride conventional 2-wheel bikes without training
wheels, using a curriculum and ultra-stable trainer bikes from iCanShine’s iCanBike program. A
core group of researchers, as well as adapted physical education specialists, have devoted years
of time-tested research to enable individuals with special needs to overcome physical and mental
challenges related to riding two-wheelers.
There are a host of benefits:
• Self-esteem
• Peer inclusion
• Improved health & confidence
• Improved participation in family activities
• Greater independence and transportation
For more information about iCanShine’s bike camp program, please visit their website at:
www.icanshine.org
Camp Format: Training sessions last one hour and fifteen minutes per day. Campers attend the
same session all week. Each camper will be assisted by 1 to 2 volunteer buddies who team up with
their rider and are directed by the iCanShine staff. Family members are welcome to stay and watch
from the observation areas.
Rider Criteria:

  1. You want to ride a bike independently and can attend Bike Camp all 5 days.
  2. Age 8 (by 8/1/15) through adult (priority may be given to older applicants).
  3. Able to walk without assistive device.
  4. You can stand “side step” (think “straddling a bike to get on”).
  5. You can pedal a tricycle or bike with training wheels.
  6. You are willing and able to wear a bike helmet for 1 hour.
  7. Minimum inseam of 20 inches and maximum weight of 220 lbs. Any height.
    What’s included: Use of adaptive bikes, specialized training, one-on-one assistance, a helmet
    and a t-shirt will be provided to each rider, along with a medal and certificate upon completion.
    During the Camp, staff recommend selection criteria for a suitable bike for each participant.
    How to Apply: Please complete the Bike Camp registration form and return it to UCP-OC ASAP. Once your space is reserved, your camp tuition payment is due to UCP-OC.
    Payment will confirm your spot in this year’s Camp.
    Check with your Regional Center on potential use of respite or other funds to help cover all, or a
    portion of, your child’s participation in this program. DSAOC Vendor# PM1261
    We look forward to having your loved one at Bike Camp 2015! Thank you.
    Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14, 2015
    Soka University, Aliso Viejo
    Camp tuition: $250
    (Scholarships may be available. Contact Lisa Kerfoot at UCP [masked] for information on how to apply.)
    Apply NOW!
    Send your application
    to UCP-OC by
    Monday, May 18, 2015
    United Cerebral

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