Welcome to Lighthouse Learning & Development Centre

We are a learning centre focused on academics for children on the Autism spectrum, in grades K to 8.

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Embracing Differences, Celebrating Success

“I am proud of who I am and Autism is a part of who I am.  In fact, you can’t separate the Autism from what I do, think or am.”

– Unknown

A Mother's Love

“Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”

– Napoleon Hill

The Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre is a school for children with autism in York Region. Our focus is on academic success from grades K-8.

We understand each child with autism is unique and special in their own way. Every child with autism has specific learning barriers that most mainstream educational facilities don’t understand. We help each child overcome these barriers to ensure academic success.

We also understand that while every child may have their learning barriers, they also have amazing strengths. We encourage those strengths and teach our children to be proud of themselves and what they can accomplish.

Believing is the first step

Founder, Serena Thompson, started the Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre on the principle that every child can be successful when they are put in the right environment for learning.

The Time is Now

If you can imagine it, it’s possible at the Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre. We are committed to focusing on what our children CAN do and embracing their differences. Read more about our approach to learning.

A New Approach

The Lighthouse focuses on the individual student and how he or she learns. We offer a modified Canadian Curriculum for grades K-8, including Direct Instruction. Our program is facilitated by Ontario Certified teachers and support staff with extensive experience in Autism.

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The Time is Now!

Our individual learning plans are customized to each child.  Imagine your child coming home every day with a smile.

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