Tips for Parents
Learn how to advocate for your child from the companion website to the book From Emotions to Advocacy. While the special education law is not relevant for Ontario students, nor will all the success stories be applicable, it is a helpful resource for those who want to develop advocacy skills, which is one of the most important skills to develop as a parent/caregiver of a child with any disability.
● Be Your Child's Best Advocate from The Gray Centre for Social Understanding
● Play Hearts - Not Poker from The Beacon; includes Eight Steps to better Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings. The article includes a great line of advice: We cannot lead a team we do not join.
School Community Tool Kit
Published by Autism Speaks, the School Community Tool Kit is a free, downloadable resource for parents to share with educators, and the entire school community, including bus drivers and school support staff.
Autism Ontario Tips for Parents
Preparing for a Successful School Meeting
Preparing for Individual Education Plan Meeting (IEP)
Frequently Asked Questions
Specialty Combination Locks
For junior high and secondary students with autism and/or fine motor skill challenges, Dudley Locks manufacture 0, 1, 2 and 3 number combination locks. This means you can buy a Dudley lock that does not require a combination (only requires a pull to open), or a single, double or triple digit combination. It may be possible to request specific number lock combinations. The best part is they look just like the Dudley locks all the students use. Available for purchase at Security House 905-669-5300 1-800-567-5300 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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