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The Special Education Department welcomes and supports all students with a variety of exceptionalities. We believe that all students can succeed given their unique strengths and differences. Keeping the student at the centre, we are committed to ensuring that students with special education needs will learn in a supportive and inclusive environment.

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Special Education Resource Teachers

Assumption students are integrated into all aspects of the school environment. Our Special Education Resource Teachers work collaboratively with students, staff and parents in variety of ways:

  • Assisting with program accommodations and/or modifications
  • Developing individual education plans
  • Providing in-class support
  • Supporting students needs by promoting accessibility, honouring diversity and mutual respect

Individual Education Plan

Semester 1 IEP packages have been mailed home. Please read, complete and return items to your child’s SERT.

Office 365

To enhance the learning environment for students, we are currently using Office 365 to assist our students in developing organizational and inquiry skills. Parents/guardians are encouraged to explore Office365 with their child.

Autism Job Club

Torys LLP is partnering with Ready, Willing & Able to to fill a 6 to 8-week contract as a Mail and Delivery Clerk at 33 Wellington Street West in Toronto.Torys LLP is a leading international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork. The start date for the position is the last week of November or first week of December.

Deadline for Applications is Friday, November 17, 2017

Job Description
Delivery Clerk
Location: 33 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON
Hours of Work: Full-time, Monday to Friday
Contract length: 6 to 8 weeks starting the last week of November or first week of December
Department: Administrative Services
Reports to: Supervisor, Office Services

Position Overview
The Delivery Clerk is responsible for delivering courier packages, mail and other documents internally throughout the firm. This role will assist Office Services as required

NB – To be considered for these inclusive, RWA-supported job opportunities, you must be identified with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disability.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and any accommodations you may require to join@autismjobclub.ca.

Questions? Call Maralyn at 905.332.1494


Workshops, Conferences and Events



Training for people with a developmental disability who would like to learn skills in First Aid.
(Support Workers are welcome to attend for support)
First Aid Training can help you
• At work
• In the community
• At home
• At your day program
• Help someone or yourself when injured
• Know what say when speaking to Emergency Responders

For More Information and Registration contact Candice Keem Phone: 905 336 2225 Ext. 317 E-mail: passportcommunitydeveloper@clburlington.ca



CHALLENGER BASEBALL is a program that provides an opportunity for children with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball. Baseball games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept. “Buddies” are assigned (one on one, where possible) to each participant. For more information, follow this link: BOMBA

External Links

Learning Disabilities Association of Halton

Autism Ontario

Association for Bright Children

Ministry of Children and Youth Mental Health Services

Region of Halton Community Services

Halton Down Syndrome Association

Community Living Ontario

Autism Job Club

Enrichment Opportunities & Competitions

Students: Receive Remind notifications. See Ms. Berlasso to sign up!


Ontario Catholic Trustees’ Association VIDEO COMPETITION

Stewards of Creation is the theme for OCSTA’s 2017 Short-Video Contest for students in grades 4-12 at Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools.

This theme invites students to demonstrate in a 2-minute video how they are protecting and caring for the natural, living environment that God has entrusted to humanity.

A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”

Pope Francis
Laudato Si

First place: $300 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Second place: $150 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Third place: $100 Indigo Gift Certificate

Deadline for submissions November 27, 2017

More Info: http://www.ocsta.on.ca/media-centre/2017-short-video-contest/


ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE SCIENCE SCHOOL: Spend a once-in-a-lifetime semester at the Ontario Science Centre Science School! The Ontario Science Centre Science School offers students a chance to earn their Grade 12 science and math credits and prepare for university in a unique setting. Though they need to be academically strong, students don’t need to have the very highest grades to attend this program. They do, however, need a love of science, a desire to learn, and a real interest in interacting with people. More information at http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/oscschool/


MATH and COMPUTING CONTESTS https://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html

Regular invitations to compete will be announced through the Math department or Ms Berlasso via Remind.

Next Competition is NOVEMBER 22, 2017. See Mr. Soster to sign up!


SHAD VALLEY SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 900 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math).

More information at: https://www.shad.ca/

Transitioning to College & University


To ease the transition to post-secondary, students use myBlueprint to plan for post-secondary and beyond by creating a personal inventory of their skills and talents throughout their secondary school years. Please see your Resource Teacher and/or Guidance Counsellor for additional information.

Colleges and Universities fall under the Human Rights Act. Each institution will have its own policies and procedures regarding required documentation. Given that each student’s needs are unique, services and accommodations are established on an individual basis and based on the documentation of the student’s disability. It is therefore the responsibility of the student to investigate what documentation is required to support their learning needs. For further information, please visit Transition Resource Guide at http://www.transitionresourceguide.ca/

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY Student Accessibility Services

McMaster is offering a program to students to support transition to University. The program is in two parts:

Shifting Gears: summer workshops that include: a mock lecture to learn note-taking skills, academic accommodations process, use of the library and essential skills necessary to be successful at university.

Student Ally: A mentoring program where the allies (mentors) help with navigating the campus, skills development and social events to encourage students to meet each other.

For more information: https://sas.mcmaster.ca/


Career Pathways is a one year program that provides a supportive and empowering post secondary pathway for students who may not have otherwise considered higher education for a variety of reasons.

These reasons may include but are not limited to challenges with a traditional learning environment, alternate learning styles, or learning disabilities.

The Career Pathways program focuses on preparing graduates for both career and educational opportunities by developing personal, social, academic and career-related strengths and skills.

Visit our program page.

For further information, please contact Elisabeth Sykes at 905-575-1212 ext. 3207 or send her an email.