Wheelchair skills camp for kids this summer

Children and families are welcome to join the first ever Wheelchair Skills Camp for Kids at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre. Over the course of 4 sessions in June, parents and children will develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to safely wheel through home and community.

The program was inspired by a study published by Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky in 2012 that highlighted the benefits of wheelchair skills training in children. The ultimate goal is to translate the information ICORD has collected into short, digestible training sessions to promote long term wheelchair independence in children.

Download the information poster here.

Download a letter to parents here.

For more information, contact Warren Springer at sawatzkylab@icord.org by May 21.

Cartoon illustration of a happy boy racing in his wheelchair