Category Archives: General Info

Promoting Autism Acceptance

The words “autism” and “acceptance” are both very powerful words. When we read them independent of each other, they both have significant meaning but are not nearly as empowering as if we were to combine the two. Autism. Acceptance. Autism Acceptance. It is such a simple statement but it packs a huge underlying importance. For […]

The Importance of an Individualized Education Plan

Within the world of education, I have come across a variety of students filled with a special gift. Some were young, eager new learners, entering into their classroom like a sponge waiting to receive all the information they could possibly retrieve. Others were new language learners, entering into their “Canadian” classrooms filled with the unknown […]

The Back to School Lunch Box For A Child With Autism

Confession: I’m a Pinterest addict. I could waste hours of my time pinning everything I love into super organized creative boards. For some people, being a Pinterest addict evolves into beautiful homes, organized closets, gourmet food and fantastic crafts. For me, it is pretty much just a time waster. You see, while I have all […]

Knowledge is Power

The Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre understands that not all children who have an Autism diagnosis require a specialized school setting. There are a large number of children on the spectrum who are quite capable of achieving full success while integrated in a public school setting. Unfortunately for children with Autism, it isn’t that simple. […]

Non-Profit vs For-Profit …. our thoughts

“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them.  If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” ~ Lee Iacocca During the last couple of weeks while meeting with families, professionals and potential community partnerships the question that keeps coming up is:  Are you a non-profit […]