St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School has been selected as the St. Clair Catholic District School Board’s host site for the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Children and Youth Services pilot to Improve School-based Supports for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. St. Matthew will be providing a dedicated space on-site to allow external ABA practitioners to come into the school and deliver services to students with ASD.
As announced by the Ministry of Education, the pilot will focus on developing support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder using two approaches:
- Education Assistant training
- The development of an in school dedicated space for students currently receiving ABA therapy
The pilot will include:
- one school site per pilot board participating in the designated space pilot
- EA training
- A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst to support staff to improve supports for students with ASD.
The pilot’s implementation is being supported provincially by an external researcher and a Provincial Advisory Team of representatives from school boards, autism providers, parents and other provincial stakeholders.
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