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.
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.
Workshops, Conferences and Events
AUTISM COMMUNITY EVENT
Ke y n o t e S p e a k e r
Michael McCreary Aspie Comic!
A fun day of education and entertainment for adults (ages 16+) with ASD + their parents/guardians.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
DeGroote Ron Joyce Centre
4350 South Service Road, Burlington, ON
To learn more, visit www.autismjobclub.ca
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy tickets ($10/$15 each) at www.NeurodiverseUniverse.ca
• Workshops + Seminars
• ASD Artisan Displays
• Employment Support Services
• Local Filmmaker Film Screening
• Lunch, Snacks + Refreshments
Futures Found acknowledges this project’s support by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced
Education and Skills Development. The views expressed are the views of Futures Found and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ministry.
FIRST AID TRAINING
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: email@example.com
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
Enrichment Opportunities & Competitions
Students: Receive Remind notifications. See Ms. Berlasso to sign up!
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.
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
COLLEGE FAIR IN TORONTO OCTOBER 25TH. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS FRIDAY 20TH IN GUIDANCE.
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 at MOHAWK COLLEGE
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.
CICE PROGRAM at HUMBER COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT