Videos support families of children with Autism

Limestone Learning Foundation
Videos support families of children with Autism
Posted on 06/05/2020
Image of puzzle pieces fitting together with the word AutismTeams from the Limestone District School Board have been working to support students with special education needs and their families during the extended school closure due to the pandemic. 

The Board has established a small, multi-disciplinary subcommittee of Educational Services staff to investigate how to collect the voice of these families and students, and to help those families who have identified they are struggling to meet the learning needs of their children within the home during emergency remote learning. This information will help the Board provide more targeted supports and interventions should remote learning continue into the fall.  

In the meantime, staff teams have also created additional resources for families. One of many examples, is our Hard of Hearing Teachers have created a tip sheet for parents/guardians to use to support learning at home. 

In addition, the After School Skills Development Program (ASSDP) has compiled some resource videos that may help to support families during emergency remote learning. The ASSDP is offered to students in the LDSB who have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program focuses on teaching skills in some of the following domains: emotional regulation, social skills and communication. The videos focus on general tips and tricks for learning at home and teaching emotional regulation. If you have questions or require additional support, please contact your child’s school team. 

After School Skills Development Program Video Playlist

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