Centre of Excellence

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Welcome

Our team is comprised of professionals with a variety of specializations. Designated as a Centre of Excellence within the province, our mandate is to assist schools in the implementation of best practices for the inclusion of students with ASD and serve as a resource to the other English school boards in Quebec. Our team provides assistance to students and families and works to support educational personnel in developing their capacity to meet a wide range of needs in the classroom. We do this through direct intervention, coaching, professional development, and the sharing of materials.

 

As you explore the site, you will meet the professionals who make up our team and learn about of some of our initiatives. You will also find links to other sources of information about autism spectrum disorders that may be of interest.

Cindy Finn
Director of Student Services 

 

 

What is Autism?

Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder that impacts significantly on an individual's ability to learn and manage the routine demands of school. In order for educators to understand how these students experience the world and how best to teach them, it can be helpful to consider the model of a triad of impairments. It applies to the entire spectrum of disability, from Autism to Asperger Syndrome, and affects all individuals diagnosed with an ASD in terms of their learning and their perceptions.

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