The Entry to School Program is a one-year program funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). To participate, your child must be registered with the OAP and be starting kindergarten or Grade 1 for the first time.
The program is focused on helping children develop school readiness skills in six areas: communication, play, social interaction, functional routines, behaviour self-management, and pre-academics, learning and attention.
We offer Entry to School programs at locations in Carleton Place and Brockville. They are supported by a consultative team of Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Board Certified Behavioural Analysts, and Behavioural Consultants.
The program consists of two parts. The first part is group-based learning. Your child will attend a program up to six months in length, 5 days per week, for 3 hours a day prior to starting school in September. The second part is transition support provided to your child once they start school. School staff can request consultation from our team members.
The Ministry will send eligible families a letter via email or mail, inviting them to participate. Families can then register through our partner agency, ACT Learning Centre.
For more information about eligibility and registration for the Entry to School Program, please refer to the Ontario Autism Program.