Executive summary

This resource guide contains information, strategies and practices that can be used in the school and the classroom. It includes sample materials reflecting current practices in schools, as well as lists of references and resources for further reading, such as:

  • foundations: general information about the diagnosis of ASD, characteristics of individuals with the disorder, and key principles for planning educational programs for students with ASD
  • teaching and learning: effective strategies and practices for students with ASD
  • communication and behaviour: strategies and techniques for addressing challenging behaviour, and improving communication and social skills
  • tools and techniques: sample materials that represent the most effective current practices collected from school boards and regional autism service provider agencies across Ontario
  • reference materials: a glossary, publications, websites and children’s books


If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact information.met@ontario.ca. We will:

  • acknowledge your request within 3 business days
  • provide you with the content within 15 business days.