June 15th – 19th at the Homecourt YMCA in Meridian.
This unique camp provides specially designed instruction on specially designed bicycles, individuals with any disability, ages 8 & up, how to ride a traditional 2 wheeled bicycle in 5 days. In 2014, we had 32 of 40 riders be independent riders by the end of the week! We hope you will consider helping us by sharing the attached flyer with individuals with disabilities that may benefit from this program.
Over 80% of individuals with Autism and over 90% of individuals with Down syndrome will never learn to ride a traditional two-wheeled bicycle. This limits some individuals with disabilities for independent transportation to school and to future jobs as well as the joy of riding with their families along the foothills or greenbelt. TVDSA feels passionate about providing opportunities to individuals with various disabilities the opportunity to beat these odds. Although we have had a good response, we have quite a few openings left in the camp this year. We have extended our registration to May 29th. Unfortunately, if we are not able to fill the camp this year, it may be a few years before we can bring the camp back.
iCan Bike Volunteer Flyer_2015
We also have a NEED OF VOLUNTEERS: It also takes a lot of volunteers to have a successful camp. A full camp requires at least 100 volunteers. We still have high hopes for a full camp. We hope you will consider also forwarding the flyer for volunteers (attached) to co-workers. We understand the inconvenience of scheduling during the work week, but it is how the iCan Shine program is designed. The goal is that volunteers join us for all 5 days for a single 90 minute session, as it is easier on the riders to learn to trust their spotters when they are the same all week. If that is not possible, we will accept volunteers that are only able to help certain days. AND they get a really cool bike camp t-shirt if they volunteer! Although the suggested age to volunteer is 16, we will take mature, responsible individuals that are younger than 16 as spotters and motivators.
There are 5 sessions to choose from:
|| 8:00 am – 9:15 am (arrive by 7:45am)
|| 9:35 am – 10:50 am (arrive by 9:20am)
||11:10 am – 12:25 pm (arrive by 10:55am)
|| 1:10 pm – 2:25 pm (arrive by 12:55pm)
|| 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm (arrive by 2:30pm)
Follow the link below to view the 2015 CEC Fall Conference At A Glance. This publication contains detailed information about conference speakers and topics.
2015 Conference At A Glance
To Register for the 2015 Idaho CEC Fall Conference please follow the registration link to complete the form below. Once you complete the form you will receive an email confirming your registration and with options for payment. If you are registering a group please contact our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Conference Registration
Idaho CEC 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sharon Link
Dr. Sharon Link and her son James T.G. Link both have autism. James was diagnosed when he was 6 years old with classic autism, and Sharon was just recently diagnosed as an adult with Asperger Disorder, which is classified as an autism disorder according to the revised DSM-V. While Sharon suspected from a young age that James was autistic, sought the best therapies, and then the formal diagnosis from the University of Washington, Sharon struggled quietly with her disorder for a very long time. Sharon’s recent diagnosis has now equipped her to become a better advocate for both her son and herself. Their story is compelling, inspirational, and educational.
Idaho CEC would love you to present great programs you are using, or have built. There is no better way to showcase great things you are doing for kids, than to share them with other professionals in the field. We encourage you to complete the attached Call for Presenter Form to share your wonderful ideas with others, so that they may use your ideas in their classrooms and programs.
Idaho CEC is also looking forward to all of the great presentations that some of you will bring to this years Idaho CEC Conference September 30th- October 3rd, 2015 in Boise, Idaho at the Red Lion Downtowner.
Call For Presenters – Idaho CEC 2015 Annual Conference
Tools for Life 2015
Tools for Life is for transitioning youth with disabilities and all who support them. Attendees include educators, special educators, therapists, counselors, service providers, job developers, other rehabilitation specialists, and especially high school students with disabilities and their families.
For more information and to register for Tools for Life 2015 visit the website at idahoat.org.
Idaho CEC New Board Members 2015
(from left) Cyndi Cook- State Representative, Lisa Perry- Treasurer, and Julian Duffey-Vice President
Idaho CEC President swearing in new board member at our Board Meeting in Boise on January 17th, 2015.