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When Families and Educators Collaborate...

Information for Parents

We are dedicated to helping children with autism and similar learning disabilities reach their full potential for learning and independence.

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    Hours of Operation

    Eligible hours of care outside of instructional periods are based on parent's working hours plus one half hour for picking up of your child and between 9am-6pm Mon-Fri.

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    Communication

    Open communication between parents and staff is strongly encouraged. Our staff wants to learn what is important to you as a parent and the accommodations that are needed.

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    Medical Information

    We are required to have a copy of each child's immunization record or a statement of religious or conscientious objection to immunization. Additionally, we request any prior IEP records.

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    Injuries

    If your child is injured while at the center, staff will administer basic first aid. If medical attention is required, attempts will be made to reach the parents immediately. Staff will call Emergency Services if required.

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    Clothing

    Exploration often requires being comfortable! Although we provide our students with T Shirts, we encourage parents to provide pants that are well fitting, durable, and comfortable.

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    Nutrition

    Children are encouraged to taste a variety of snacks provided by the center to keep children engaged in learning. Each child is required to bring a lunch from home that is adequate.

Parent Resources

Below are some helpful tips, resources, and information that can be downloaded for free. Regardless of whether or not your family enrolls in our Learning Center Program, we want you to have all the information we've been able to collect to help children on the autism spectrum. Our hope is that these materials will provide valuable insight into how ASD affects a child at different levels.

Understanding A Child's Behavior Functions

Recommendations for Parents

Positive and consistent techniques should be used to encourage children whose play actions are both appropriate and inappropriate. Each style of parenting varies. Our expert educators are here to support families and their children when faced with difficult disciplinary decisions.

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Recommended

  • Positive verbal and gestural reinforcement for appropriate behaviour, redirection of inappropriate behaviour

  • One verbal request (ensuring understanding) followed by gentle physical assistance

  • Teaching and practicing of preferred behaviours in order to help children habituate skills and learn self discipline

  • Offering children age appropriate choices and assisting them to follow through

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Not Recommended

  • Corporal punishments (spanking, hitting, shaking, etc.)

  • Deliberate harsh or degrading measures that would humiliate a child or undermine a child's self respect (threatening, verbal abuse, yelling, etc.)

  • Deprivation of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, bedding etc)

  • Confining in a locked room for an extended time.

  • Bargaining or trading to get child to answer request and instructions.

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