Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Making sense of the world and everyday social interaction can be difficult for children with autism.
Challenges are experienced within three main areas of development:
- Social interaction
- Social communication
- Flexible thinking and behaviour
Children may also have sensory difficulties.
There are different forms of autism which are collectively referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Our curriculum is offered with an emphasis on social communication and understanding. Skills for independence, problem solving and community participation are also developed.