The Kelberman Center has partnered with iCan Shine, a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through its iCan Bike program. This five-day camp, requiring riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day, is taking place in the Mohawk Valley from August 21 through August 25 at the New Hartford Recreation Center.
iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that collaborates with local organizations to host camps in their communities. This camp is being hosted by The Kelberman Center, a regional center for excellence for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism never experience the thrill of independently riding a bike, and this camp aims to defy those numbers!
iCan Shine uses adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of instruction over five days, more than 80% of riders learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently by the end of camp.