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Asperger's Syndrome Schools

Asperger's Schools

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For parents with children suffering from Asperger's Syndrome, private schools offer notable advantages over public schools including:

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  • smaller class sizes
  • flexibility in budgeting for Asperger's support
  • relief from (unfortunate) bullying
  • in some cases, specialization in dealing with this syndrome

For children with Asperger's, schools listed below may offer a focus on their individual and emotional needs, learning gaps and unique learning styles. Some of the help they may offer might include discrete instruction, occupational or behavioural therapy, social skills training and more.

For parents considering schools with Asperger's support

For parents of children with Asperger's, schools may present wide variation in support they offer. As you consider schools, consider the following questions:

  • How much experience does the school have in dealing with Asperger's Syndrome students?
  • What successes with previous Asperger's students can they point to?
  • What is the school environment in terms of bullying and social integration of special needs children?
  • How well does staff understand the severity of your particular Asperger's Syndrome child?
  • What gut feelings do you get as you investigate each of the schools?
  • How does each school deal with other learning differences?

Asperger's Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Asperger's Syndrome is often counted as one of several disorders in the autism spectrum. In the USA, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often called Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). In the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered a mild variant. While characteristics can vary widely between individual students, Asperger's typically manifests in poor social intuition, fixation on specific subjects and repetitive behaviour.

Asperger's Syndrome got its name from the Austrian physician Hans Asperger, who first described the disorder in a 1944 paper. In June of 2010, the journal Nature published a study positing that there exists no specific gene identifiably related to autism. All autism sufferers are genetically unique. Whether this helps at all in dealing with the disorder is unlikely, though.


801 Eglinton Avenue West, #201, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1E3
Toronto
Shoore Centre for Learning is a special-needs private school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is six students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $24,000 to $30,000 per year
275 Rudar Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 1S2
Mississauga
Team School offers programs from grades 1 to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 8 to 12 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies per program
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Wellandport
Robert Land Academy is a military/special needs private school in Wellandport, Ontario. It offers programs for grades six to 12. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $41,300 to $46,300 per year
55 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R3
Toronto
WillowWood School is an independent school for diverse learners in Toronto. It offers programs from grades 1 to 12 with a maximum class of 16 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,600 to $19,900 per year
76 Anglesey Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3C1
Toronto
mindwerx4kids belief is that each person's combination of talents is distinctive. We provide an enriched curriculum with an individualized learning approach. Psychoeducational assessments help us understand our students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • $4,000 to $5,000 per semester
#204-6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3
Vancouver
Magnussen School focuses on the social and emotional health and well-being of K through Grade 7 students, in order to then ensure academic and social success. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • $18,400 to $25,150 per year
1650 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 3Y1
Toronto
Academy C60 is a small school in Toronto for grades 9 to 12. Students earn credits while developing skills that best prepares them for post secondary education. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Troubled Teens
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $1,450 to $2,200 per course
240 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V8
Toronto
Brighton School, a special needs private school in Toronto, Ontario, offers grades one through 12 with total enrolment of 60 day students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $23,052 per year
1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5
Oakville
Chisholm Academy, a school in Oakville for students with learning difficulties, offers an average class size of 10 students with a starting tuition cost of $17,750. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,750 to $19,280 per year
6670 Campobello Rd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N2L8
Mississauga
Oakwood Academy is a special needs private school in Mississauga. It offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $14,500 to $50,000 per year
3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
Calgary
River Valley School is a montessori school that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade six in Calgary. Its average class size is 14 to 18 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $6,200 to $11,800 per year
1 Pleasant Street- P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
Middleboro
Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 6 to 12/UP (Coed)
  • Varies per year
15 Breadalbane St., Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1C2
Toronto
The YMCA Academy is an alternative high school serving youth with learning disabilities and learning style differences. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies per year
20561 Logan Avenue, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 7R3
Langley
Focus Foundation is a world-class educational and therapeutic learning institution, described by Dr. Charles Huffine, former President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies per year
8058 Concession 8, Utopia, Ontario, L0M 1T0
Utopia
Renaissance Academy is a special needs school that offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12 in Utopia, Ontario. Its average class size is one to ten students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,000 to $60,000 per year
47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7
North York
Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in larger school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $20,000 per year
2050 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 2B3
Vancouver
Madrona School Society is a gifted school in Vancouver. It offers programs for grades one to nine with an average class size of six to 14 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Academic
  • 1 to 7 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $20,000 per year
950 S. Brehm Lane, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901
Carbondale
Brehm is a boarding school for students with learning disabilities or differences. Brehm limits its focus to just 90 students in order to provide the attention and service our students deserve. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $43,000 to $71,000 USD per year
297 Old Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1C 1B4
Scarborough
Guildwood Village Montessori SchoolO/A Montessori Village and Education Centre is a montessori school in Scarborough. We offer inclusive programs for pre-kintergraten to grade eight. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • PK to 8 (Coed)
  • $4,700 to $8,500 per year
1255 Emile-Bouchard, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, J7V 0B7
Vaudreuil-Dorion
This alternative and traditional private school in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec offers grades PS to 6 with a tuition cost of $3,600 to $7,900. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $3,980 to $8,396 per year
(Please contact school for details), Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 2Y2
Vancouver
Project-oriented and integrated curricula allow each student to reach their highest potential with less stress and deeper understanding. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $5,670 to $8,500 per year
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2G5
Ottawa
Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $13,500 to $15,000 per year
41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9
Toronto
Kohai Educational Centre is a special needs private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 and higher in Toronto. Its average class size is two to six students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • PS to 12/UP (Coed)
  • $32,215 per year
2950 Keele Street Suite 102 and 202, North York, Ontario, M3M 2H2
North York
Finding the Way, a special needs school in North York, focuses on helping children with autism and learning differences, from PS to grade 8. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,000 to $26,000 per year
3641, avenue Prud'homme, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6
Montreal
Centennial Academy in Montreal runs from grade seven to 11, with English instruction and learning differences supported. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • $17,500 to $17,800 per year
801 Eglinton Avenue West, #201, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1E3
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $24,000 to $30,000 per year
view profile
275 Rudar Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 1S2
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies per program
view profile
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $41,300 to $46,300 per year
view profile
55 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R3
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,600 to $19,900 per year
view profile
76 Anglesey Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3C1
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • $4,000 to $5,000 per semester
view profile
#204-6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • K to 7 (Coed)
  • $18,400 to $25,150 per year
view profile
1650 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 3Y1
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Troubled Teens
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $1,450 to $2,200 per course
view profile
240 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V8
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $23,052 per year
view profile
1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,750 to $19,280 per year
view profile
6670 Campobello Rd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N2L8
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $14,500 to $50,000 per year
view profile
3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $6,200 to $11,800 per year
view profile
1 Pleasant Street- P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
  • Day & Boarding
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 6 to 12/UP (Coed)
  • Varies per year
view profile
15 Breadalbane St., Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1C2
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies per year
view profile
20561 Logan Avenue, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 7R3
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies per year
view profile
8058 Concession 8, Utopia, Ontario, L0M 1T0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,000 to $60,000 per year
view profile
47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7
  • Day
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $20,000 per year
view profile
2050 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 2B3
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Academic
  • 1 to 7 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $20,000 per year
view profile
950 S. Brehm Lane, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901
  • Day & Boarding
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $43,000 to $71,000 USD per year
view profile
297 Old Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1C 1B4
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • PK to 8 (Coed)
  • $4,700 to $8,500 per year
view profile
1255 Emile-Bouchard, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, J7V 0B7
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $3,980 to $8,396 per year
view profile
(Please contact school for details), Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 2Y2
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $5,670 to $8,500 per year
view profile
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2G5
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $13,500 to $15,000 per year
view profile
41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • PS to 12/UP (Coed)
  • $32,215 per year
view profile
2950 Keele Street Suite 102 and 202, North York, Ontario, M3M 2H2
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,000 to $26,000 per year
view profile
3641, avenue Prud'homme, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • $17,500 to $17,800 per year
view profile

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