The aim of the Autism Programs and Services department is to support the education of students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Learn about the programs and services we offer to students with ASD and their families.
The Autism Support Team is a team of board staff who work together to support students with an ASD at school. The team provides support to students with ASD from kindergarten through to Grade 12 and up to age 21 who attend a variety of programs (e.g.: regular class with support, special education programs).
The goal of the Autism Support Team is to provide supports, services, and programs to allow students with ASD to be successful in school, and beyond. The Autism Support Team is centrally coordinated by the Autism Programs and Services department.
Students must have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to receive assistance from the Autism Support Team.
For more information, contact the Autism Programs and Services department at 416-222-8282 ext. 2799.
The Autism Services Team is multi-disciplinary and includes:
Autism Support Teachers
Contracted Behaviour and Occupational Therapy services
We also collaborate with community agencies, allowing joint efforts to ensure the best possible service for students with ASD.
With parental consent, the following services may be provided for students with ASD:
Direct instruction on an individual basis.
Consultation and program support for teachers and other school staff (e.g.: develop strategies for behaviour and communication, accommodations and modifications to the curriculum).
Assessment of skills and functional behaviour analysis.
Assistance with program modification and IEP development.
Support when transitioning from an Autism Intervention Program to school (Connections for Students).
Support when transitioning from elementary to secondary school and into post-secondary pathways.
Program to Assist Social Thinking (PAST) for selected students with Asperger’s Syndrome/high-functioning autism. Learn about admission, locations and strategies in the PAST Program Brochure.
In-services, workshops, courses for staff working with students with ASD.
Requests for assistance from the Autism Support Team are made by the school, through a written referral process.
Referrals should be discussed with the Autism Team member prior to initiating the referral. Referrals should be forwarded to the Autism Programs and Services Department.