Today, the Ontario government announced $7.5million investment to help the educators better support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The funding will be used to deliver online courses and training opportunities for teachers and educational assistants in all 72 of Ontario’s district school boards. Sonderly™, the Geneva Centre for Autism training division, will deliver the training program.
“This investment underscores our commitment to improving the learning experience for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “We recognize the difficulty this pandemic has imposed on parents. That is why we are enhancing this investment to further train our education staff to better support students on the autism spectrum and to foster a culture of respect, inclusion and opportunity in our schools.”
Geneva Centre for Autism is proud that the Ministry of Education of Ontario appreciates us as a valuable partner, and has committed these funds to expand training and resources for educators across the province.
Geneva Centre for Autism, the international leader in services and training for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), launched of Sonderly™ a year ago. Sonderly is a refreshed and updated online training service for professionals and families. After providing cutting-edge education and curated research regarding neurodiversity for nearly 30 years, the trainings will offer updated digital instruction and e-learning, along with clinical research presented in a user-friendly format.
Read the full announcement here.