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Autism Programs and Services Department

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Welcome to the Autism Programs and Services Department of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).

We support TCDSB schools in their efforts to educate students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in meaningful and effective ways that meet their learning needs.

Learn more about the programs, services and resources we have to offer:

Our Goals

Some of our goals include:

  • Supporting schools in their efforts to educate students with ASD meaningfully, effectively and in ways which meet their learning needs.

  • Empowering schools in the education of students with ASD.

  • Supporting the mission and vision of the TCDSB as well as the Ministry of Education’s provincial directions.

  • Incorporating the requirements of the Ministry of Education's Program/Policy Memorandum 140.

Our Roles

Our roles include:

  • Service is provided as an interdisciplinary team to address the range of needs of students with ASD throughout the school years.

  • Involvement of the Autism Department is provided on a referral / request basis.

Contact Us

We are here to help and answer any questions you might have.

Odile De Figueiredo
Chief of Autism Programs and Services

Franca Dellorso