March break and ASD!

Sun? Grass? Snow pants are optional? Spring may not exactly be here just yet, but it’s fast approaching. And of course Spring isn’t the only thing this month will gift us with. Enter: March Break! The Canadian family stereotype is to fly down to Florida and turn...

The Lighthouse 2nd Annual Bingo Bowl

The tickets are selling out for the event and donations are beyond what we could have ever imagined. We are forever grateful for every single person collaborating  in making this fundraiser  a HUGE success already! The past few months we've  been going out within  our...

Socializing on the Spectrum

For many children, being social is a natural part of their day. Going to school, meeting new friends, afterschool programs and sports are a way for them to use their social skills every day. For children with autism, social skills have to be taught and learned in a...

Advice you SHOULD listen to

Every child, typically developing, and with autism drive their parents crazy sometimes. And as an IT that loves every minute of working with all the kiddos, but also seeing everything parents do on a constant basis, we can understand why a parent of a child with...

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...

ABA

At The Lighthouse, in addition to our 3 classrooms, we also have an ABA therapy room. The learners in this classroom are ages 4-6 and focus on programming written individually for them based on their ABLLS assessment. Each student receives 1:1 therapy during the day...

The Dream Team

There are many reasons I am thankful that I work at The Lighthouse. I love my students, I enjoy being a teacher, but there is something I thank my lucky stars for almost every minute of everyday: our staff team. I am actually convinced that the most talented people in...

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,...