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Asperger's Syndrome 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 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 the Need for an Educational Plan

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).

On 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.

Guidance for families is needed to help determine specific strengths and challenges their children face. By doing this, it will help you decide if the school is able to address the specific, unique needs of your child. Children with Asperger's Syndrome cannot develop these skills on their own, so the eaelier a plan is in place, the more likely they are to build the confidence they need to be indepedent and find successful outcomes.

Finding a professional with expertise in the field of autism and Asperger's can assess a child's specific needs and how they are currently being addressed.

Each stage of development brings new challenges to all children. A school that was able to provide a wonderful environment in third grade may not be able to address the new challenges that middle school brings. Therefore, it's cruciail to reassess the student's maturity and development every year.

The appropriateness of the educational situation is a critical part of academic and personal success from preschool through college.


6727 South Chippawa Road, West Lincoln, Ontario, L0R 2J0

West Lincoln
Robert Land Academy is a private military style boarding school (Gr 6-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $46,750 to $48,750 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)
  • $17,500 to $20,300 per program
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
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $27,500 to $30,000 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)
  • $18,900 to $20,000 per year
20561 Logan Avenue, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 7R3
3450 Boundary Road, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5M 4A4

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
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
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
  • Progressive
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $1,450 to $2,200 per course
#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
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)
  • $18,640 to $19,950 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
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $32,975 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
2420 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 2Y1

North Vancouver
Project-oriented and integrated curricula allow each student to reach their highest potential with less stress and deeper understanding. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,000 to $27,000 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
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,000 to $26,000 per year
3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8

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
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $11,200 to $12,000 per year
1 Pleasant Street P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
36 Plymouth Street, 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 (Coed)
  • Varies per year
47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7

North York
Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Language School
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $20,000 per year
6670 Campobello Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 2L8

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
15 Breadalbane Street, 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)
  • $19,500 per year
2050 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 2B3
215-2678 West Broadway, Vancouver, , V6K 2G3

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
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $16,000 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
3641, avenue Prud'homme, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6

Montreal
Centennial is the only high school (grade 7 to 11) in Quebec that helps students with challenges of learning (or disabilities) to master their learning challenges and graduate on time. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • $18,265 to $18,360 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
  • Progressive
  • Language School
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $8,648 per year
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)
  • $24,552 per year
297 Old Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 1B4

Toronto
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
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,200 to $8,600 per year
6727 South Chippawa Road, West Lincoln, Ontario, L0R 2J0
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $46,750 to $48,750 per year
view profile
275 Rudar Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 1S2
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,500 to $20,300 per program
view profile
801 Eglinton Avenue West, #201, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1E3
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $27,500 to $30,000 per year
view profile
55 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R3
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,900 to $20,000 per year
view profile
20561 Logan Avenue, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 7R3
3450 Boundary Road, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5M 4A4
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies 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
1650 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 3Y1
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $1,450 to $2,200 per course
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
1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,640 to $19,950 per year
view profile
41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $32,975 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
2420 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 2Y1
  • Day & Boarding
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,000 to $27,000 per year
view profile
2950 Keele Street Suite 102 and 202, North York, Ontario, M3M 2H2
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,000 to $26,000 per year
view profile
3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $11,200 to $12,000 per year
view profile
1 Pleasant Street P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
36 Plymouth Street, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
  • Day & Boarding
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies per year
view profile
47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Language School
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $20,000 per year
view profile
6670 Campobello Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 2L8
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $14,500 to $50,000 per year
view profile
15 Breadalbane Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1C2
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $19,500 per year
view profile
2050 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 2B3
215-2678 West Broadway, Vancouver, , V6K 2G3
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Academic
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $16,000 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
3641, avenue Prud'homme, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • $18,265 to $18,360 per year
view profile
1255 Emile-Bouchard, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, J7V 0B7
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Language School
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $8,648 per year
view profile
240 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V8
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $24,552 per year
view profile
297 Old Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 1B4
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,200 to $8,600 per year
view profile

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