Autism Learning Centre
Autism Learning Centre is a privately owned small business that first opened its doors in November 2014 in order to deliver the highest quality services to families living with autism. We are autism specialists dedicated to helping our clients reach their unique individual goals. We do this through the use of research-based, tried and true, methods that are administered by our caring and knowledgeable staff.
We proudly serve our clients 7 days a week, 12 months of the year. We offer a wide range of services that help our clients reach their own unique set of goals. We love what we do and it shows. We have helped hundreds of Manitoba families living with autism and we look forward to helping yours! Bursaries, and financial assistance is available to families who qualify.
We offer a comprehensive selection of group classes that target essential skills needed in school, life and play. We adhere to best-practice teaching for children with autism in the classroom including modelling, picture activity schedules, familiar routine, repetition and reward. Families have the option to register for as many classes as they feel will be beneficial for their child. Classes begin in September and run the entire length of the school year (10 month session). While our classes are designed to run from September - June, we are happy to register students while the school year is already in session provided space is available.
Connect with Autism Learning Centre to learn more about which programs are currently available for registration.
School Readiness (Ages 3-5) - This preschool class focuses on a wide range of school readiness skills including following instructions, raising hands, answering questions, reading, writing, math, crafts, show-and-tell, various teacher-led activities at the table, at circle time and outdoors (physical education), free play (recess), group work and being a helper in the classroom.
Classroom Stars (Ages 5-8) - This program focuses on a wide range of academic and school skills including following instructions, raising hands, answering questions, reading, writing, math, science, geography, crafts, show-and-tell, various teacher-led activities at the table, at circle time and outdoors (physical education), free play (recess), group work and being a helper in the classroom. Other important topics will also be covered such as safety, friends, conversation skills, sharing ideas, being a good listener, waiting, classroom etiquette, and using the appropriate volume in various settings.
Saturday Camp (Ages 5-12) NEW! - This program focuses on group play, teamwork and exploring individual interests. Students participate in group games, crafts, sports and a variety of activities. Students will utilize our fully-fenced field during warm weather. During the winter months, indoor play as well as use the climbing wall and large classroom at The Prep Montessori Daycare across the hall from us.
Out on the Town (Ages 13-16) - This program focuses on a wide range of social skills including safety, friends, conversation skills, sharing ideas, being a good listener, waiting, etiquette, volume, participating in group activities, problem solving and independence, including doing jobs at home. This group also takes monthly field trips and participate in a wide range of activities such as bowling, mini golf, going to the movies, going out to eat, doing charitable work, shopping etc.
Independent Living (Ages 15-18) - This program focuses on a wide range of self-help skills including job training, workplace etiquette, problem solving, independence at home including doing household jobs (meal prep, cooking, laundry, cleaning), making and keeping friends (how to use social media, text, talk on the phone and communicate better in social settings). Traveling, budgeting, and safety will also be addressed.
Autism Consulting (All ages) - This service provides one-to-one support, training, feedback, and educational resources such as: navigating a diagnosis, educational planning and additional resources and support to assist the classroom teacher. In addition, families will receive support on goals for home routines by creating customized independent living plans, goal setting strategies and monthly schedules.
Academic Tutoring (All ages) - This service provides one-to-one support by our trained tutors. Academic Tutoring supports a wide range of skills including printing, reading comprehension, public speaking, writing and math. The number of sessions per week, as well as the specific areas of concentration, will be determined by the family and teacher.
Spring Break & Summer Camps! (Ages 6-12) or (Age 13+) - We run exciting camps during school Spring Break and Summer Break.