● Autism Ontario
● Ontario Ministry of Education
● Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services
● Ontario Human Rights Commission
● other organizations Autism awareness programs for your child's community group or school:
● School Community Tool Kit
Autism Ontario Publications
Click here to read more of Autism Ontario's position papers on education for students with autism in Ontario.
Ontario Ministry of Education Publications
The Ontario Ministry of Education has a number of online resources.
▪ Who's responsible for your child's education? - a good overview of roles and responsibilities
▪ Special Education Section - contains key documents
▪ Guide for Teachers: Effective Educational Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
▪ Shared Solutions: a Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Education Needs
▪ Elementary Curriculum
▪ Secondary Curriculum
Read the Annual Reports To The Minister from the Minister's Adivsory Council on Special Education (MACSE) affecting all students with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders.
List of Special Education documents/links created by Ed Mahony, Special Education Teacher and Educational Advocate
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
Click here to read OHRC's document Guidelines on Accessible Education. Many educators may not be aware of the contents of this document, but you can certainly share it with them. One topic of interest to many families is the suspension of students with autism; the OHRC guidelines speak to that issue for students with disabilities.
Click here to read Autism Ontario's original Submission to Ontario Human Rights Commission on Education & Disabilities (October 7, 2002).
Click here to read more of Autism Ontario's OHRC position papers related to education for students with autism in Ontario.
▪ Been There. Done That. Finally Getting it Right. A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Autism: Lessons from a Mother and Teacher by Jennifer Krumins, special education teacher from Peterborough, Ontario e-book available for purchase at Autism Aspirations.
Advocacy/Awareness: Our Family Support Coordinator or our Advocacy Coordinator will visit schools and community groups to give a 15-20 minute presentation geared toward a specific child or for general awareness. Anyone can request a presentation, including parents on behalf of their child's school; however, it is recommended to seek permission from the school first. To request a presentation contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandview Children's Centre also has a Disability Awareness Program. For details click here.
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. Click here to see this and other Tool Kits from Autism Speaks.Gr
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