Asperger's Syndrome is a variant within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) characterised by repetitive patterns of interest and behaviour. Those diagnosed with Asperger’s are able to function well linguistically and cognitively, and to achieve high standards of academic success, especially when supports are offered to facilitate their unique learning needs. Those can include training social skills, cognitive behaviour therapy, medications, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
Conversely, many aspects Asperger's Syndrome may predispose individuals to success within certain areas of professional and academic life. For example, some feel that Albert Einstein, Mozart, Thomas Jefferson and others may have exhibited a suite of symptoms that, were they with us today, might be viewed as within the AS spectrum. We'll never know, though there are certainly many successful people today in business, science, and culture who have Asperger's to one degree or another. Temple Grandin, an extremely successful scientist and communicator, is notable by her work as well as by the awareness that she’s brought to AS.
What to look for
For parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, Asperger's schools offer:
- smaller class sizes
- flexibility in budgeting for Asperger's support
- relief from (unfortunate) bullying
- specialized instruction and co-curricular therapies, including occupational therapies
- student-directed programs to support the the learners' learning styles, such as Montessori, Waldorf, or Reggio Emilia.
Listed on this page are schools located in Mississauga and Oakville that support students with Asperger's.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many Asperger's schools in Mississauga are there?
There are 11 Asperger's schools in Mississauga that are Our Kids trusted members.
How much is tuition at Asperger's schools in Mississauga?
Tuition fees for Asperger's schools in Mississauga range from $7,500 to $68,860 per year with an average tuition of $19,511 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Asperger's schools in Mississauga, the largest is St. Jude's Academy with 750 students in Grades JK to 12.
Are Asperger's schools in Mississauga good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Asperger's schools in Mississauga on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Asperger's schools in Mississauga?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.