Ontario Special Needs Roadmap for School

This is an excellent resource tool developed by parents for parents to help them know and understand their child's rights within the school system.

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Aspire Academy’s Beginnings program and Elementary Program are designed to give the optimal balance of 1:1 teaching and small group learning.  The Beginnings program is ideal for children under the age of 6 and is a 2:1 play-based model.  The elementary program makes the Ontario Curriculum accessible for children Kindergarten to Grade 8.  This 3:1 setting uses ABA strategies to teach traditional academics, social skills, communication, and independence, while enjoying physical education, outdoor experiential learning, art and music.
Phone: 613-839-5605

Kanata South: Glen Cairn Co-Operative Pre-School 
Phone: 613.836.3318 

Bells Corners Cooperative Nursery School - offering a new program, Step by Step, specifically for children with autism.  Contact Heidi Piper-Ward at 613.828.6011.  Step by Step is designed to meet the individual needs of preschoolers who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or who struggle with sensory processing or speech, language challenges. 

The Beacon Learning Centre,
Phone: 613.741.3422

Charlemagne Child Care Services,
Phone: 613.834.0081

Andrew Fleck Centre  Children’s Inclusion Support Services (CISS) provides supports, in English and in French, to licensed child programs (nursery schools, child care centres and home child care agencies) that integrate children with special needs, between 6 weeks to 10 years of age, within the City of Ottawa.

Centre Psychosocial pour enfants et familles d'Ottawa - Segregated preschool setting which is now operating 11 months of the year on a full-time basis. It will take up to 6 children and the service will now include community integration activities. Parents can obtain more information about registration, intake and needs by contacting Kathleen Riley.
Phone: 613.789.2240 ext 212

Glen Carin Co-operative Nursey School  
Phone: 613.836.3318

Katimavik Co-operative Nursery School 
Phone: 613.860.0912

Barrhaven Childcare Centre
Phone: 613.825.9385 


Tutoring for Students with Special Needs (TSSN):  Learning should be a lifelong pursuit for everyone; in particular, constant and continuous improvement should be a goal for those with developmental challenges since that is the only way to more personal freedom and independence.  At whatever level the student with special needs is, there is room for further improvement. While at school or after leaving, the student can benefit from individualized tutoring provided by TSSN and continue to improve, at an affordable cost. TSSN is a non-profit service founded exclusively for students with special needs.  For more information contact Kal at  
Phone: 613.599.0690

Ability First Ottawa is a start-up charitable non-profit organization that provides flexible programming such as full day sessions for people with or without developmental disabilities as well as before and after school sessions for persons with disabilities in the Ottawa, Ontario area.  This vibrant community-based centre works with people from 10 to 70 years of age. Our services are safe and secure as well as offer inclusive and productive activities that promote creativity, well being, and give a sense of community. We include programs for employment skill opportunities, recreation, social programs and art classes.


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