Thank you for choosing The Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre

Our Executive Director has a son on the Autism spectrum, who is a student at The Lighthouse. Serena and Daniel have had many challenges with the school systems, both private and public. Our autism school is run by parents — parents just like you who have wanted nothing more than an education for their children. We will do everything possible to help you through the admissions process to ensure that everyone has a pleasant experience.

Admissions meeting and student assessment

Once we receive a completed admission package with all relevant information — including psycho-educational assessments (if available), previous report cards, any private therapy assessments/information, SLP assessments (if available), and any other pertinent information — we will set up an admissions meeting.

During the admissions meeting, parents meet with our Director of Education who will then spend some time with the student. Following the admissions meeting, should it be determined that our school is a good fit for the child, a student assessment will be arranged. Our student assessment is conducted by our Director of Education to determine exactly what level the student is working at. Parents can expect this assessment to take a couple of hours.

Once the student assessment is completed, the Director of Education, the classroom teacher and if required our Clinical Director will work to create a personalized learning plan for the student. When the plan is complete, the parents will be called to discuss the results of both the assessment and the learning plan.