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Trouble with Transitions: tips for setting your child up for success!

Transitions – changing task, going from one place to another – can be hard for many people, but especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are a few facts and strategies that might help to ease some of the challenges that you might be encountering. Understand the Challenge Transitions require that one activity be […]

Respite Care and Therapy….What’s the Big Difference?

Respite care truly is a blessing. It provides temporary care of the dependent elderly, an ill person, or an adult/child with a disability while providing relief for their usual caregivers. It allows for the usual caregivers to have some free time, take a break, run some errands, or do an activity that enjoy doing. Most […]

Never Stop Learning, because Life Never Stopes Teaching

Last week a few of us ventured downtown Toronto to the Metro Convention Centre to participate in the annual Geneva Centre for Autism Symposium (a fancy word for a conference 😉 As expected and anticipated, there was a TON of information, sessions, amazing resources, and creative sessions offered to us, the delegates attending. Everywhere you […]

Incidental Teaching

Incidental teaching is an important part of learning for all children, including children with ASD. Incidental teaching allows you to take advantage of natural learning opportunities through things such as play, social skills and communication. At The Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre we are constantly using incidental teaching throughout programs and activities. Incidental teaching during […]

A Whole New World: The Change from Public to Private School Teacher

“Be willing to be a beginner every day.” – Meister Eckhart Two years ago I began my paid journey in education as an Occasional Teacher for the York Region District School Board. While this was certainly not the beginning of my journey as a teacher, there are many reasons that I’m pleased to be at […]