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Toronto Catholic District School Board

One Day Orientation

FOR TEACHERS, EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS, CHILD AND YOUTH WORKERS AND OTHER INTERESTED BOARD STAFF

Through the Support Service for Students with Autism we are offering a one-day in-service for staff who will be starting to work with students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Important information about the nature of these disorders, how these students learn, and strategies for helping these students adjust to their new school environment will be discussed.

 

N.B. Staff who have already attended the four day Autism Spectrum Disorders course or who have taken this one-day orientation before would not be candidates for this session.

   

Kindergarten Autism Course

A course consisting of three (3) full-day sessions will be offered to TCDSB staff who are currently working in a kindergarten classroom with students diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

 

Topics: Overview/diagnostic issues, Communication Profiles/Strategies, Sensory Integration and Motor Planning, Behaviour, Educational Practices, Teaching Strategies and Resources

 

Speakers: Members of the Autism Programs and Services Department and Guest Speakers

 

Three-Day Autism Course

A course consisting of three (3) full-day sessions will be offered to TCDSB staff who are currently working with children with an autism spectrum disorder. 

 

Topics: Overview/diagnostic issues, Communication Profiles/Strategies, Sensory Integration and Motor Planning, Behaviour, Educational Planning, Teaching Techniques and Resources 

 

Speakers: Members of the Autism Programs and Services Department and Guest Speakers