All services and programs at The Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre are evidenced based practices. The two types of programming available at The Lighthouse include 1:1 Intervention and the Elementary School Program. These programs are include services such as planning and goal-setting, assessments, team meetings, 1:1 or group intervention, family/caregiver training, consultation services, and consultation with other professionals.

“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.”

– O. Ivar Lovaas

Imagine a place where every single person believed the statement above whole-heartedly; where the differences in the children were not just accepted but embraced. A place where children were free to be themselves, are taught to love themselves and encouraged to be better for themselves every single day.  The Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre strives to be “that place” for all of our students, every single day.

Learning differences are just that: differences. Having a learning difference doesn’t mean you can’t learn, it means you learn differently. Imagine sitting in a classroom where everyone was speaking a foreign language and no one took the time to explain to you what was being said. Unfortunately, that is how most children with Autism feel in their classrooms. But not at the Lighthouse school. We break down these barriers to learning.

Overcoming Learning Barriers

Children with Autism have unique barriers to learning, some of which include auditory processing impairments, attention difficulties, inability to generalize, trouble with task and event sequencing, problems with organization and planning, and difficulties with time and transitioning. These barriers require modifications to the mainstream curriculum to help ensure their success. However, modifications cannot be put in place until we learn how each individual child learns best. Not all children have the same barriers thus not every child will succeed with the same plan. Individual learning plans for children with Autism are essential in their learning journey. Without these plans, children will never be able to overcome the unique barriers they face.

A Safe Learning Environment

The Lighthouse Learning and Development Centre provides what every child with Autism truly needs: a safe, structured, dynamic environment that understands and embraces children with learning differences.  Caring, understanding, welcoming and flexible staff look at each child as an individual, and create a program based on their unique barriers. Our evidence-based curriculum has proven to achieve results.

It is the goal of the Lighthouse Learning & Development Centre for our children to understand that while they may have unique barriers to learning, they also have strengths and abilities that make them shine and will allow them to be successful.

Parent Tour & Meeting with Executive Director

Parents can email us to set up a meeting with the Executive Director and have a tour. This is when we will hear all about your student and what your goals are for them and discuss next steps.

Intake with child (about 1 hour)

Child Registration & Acceptance

Assessments (ABLLS, AFLS etc.)

Programming completed by Senior Therapist

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