EMSB Programs / Youth Special Needs

Working on Individual Needs to Grow and Succeed (WINGS)

WINGS is self-contained (or closed) class within a regular school designed for elementary aged students with autism spectrum disorder allowing them to grow and develop to their full-potential. 

With a smaller teacher-student ratio, Our WINGS classes are divided into junior classes and senior classes.

Students work on academics modified to the individual student's needs.  Goals on improving communication, social behaviour, emotional and sensory-motor skills is also a focus of the class. Partial integration into a regular classroom may be possible as the student develops the necessary skills.

Consultative services are provided by a speech and language pathologist, psychologist, occupational therapist, special education and autism spectrum disorder consultants.

The decision to place a student in a self-contained class is only considered after numerous attempts have been unsuccessful to incorporate the student within the regular classroom.  Such a decision is made after appropriate consultation with the student's parents, teachers and professionals via a case-conference.