Autism Resource Program - Elem.

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Student Group:
Special Education

The Autism Resource programs provide a small structured setting for students with autism who demonstrate significant behavioural and/or communication difficulties.

The Autism Resource programs provide a small structured setting for students with autism who demonstrate significant behavioural and/or communication difficulties. Many of these students may also have an intellectual disability. Each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Curriculum emphasis:

  • developing a communication system (for non-verbal students)
  • Improving communication skills
  • teaching appropriate social behaviours
  • teaching self help and personal care
  • working on functional academics

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate for placement in these programs when they:

  • meet the Ministry criteria for the designation of Autism (G)
  • have severe behaviour or communication problems such that their learning needs cannot be met in the regular classroom

 

SELECTION SCREENING

Referrals to these programs should be made through the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Psychological Assessment

□ Medical reports (Sunny Hill Health Centre, B.C. Children’s Hospital)

□ IEP

□ Speech and Language Assessment

□ School Based Team minutes

 

EXIT CRITERIA

  • placements are reviewed on an on-going basis, at IEP meetings and during School Based Team meetings
  • students may return to home school or require a change of program; this occurs through a referral to the Screening Committee

 

CAPACITY AND STAFFING

Grades K to 7 (primary 5 - 8 years, and intermediate 9 - 13 years of age)

1 Teacher

3 SSAs

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Cunningham Elementary 

Lord Nelson Elementary