What is the Shining Stars School?

The Shining Stars School provides alternative and modified Ontario curriculum programming to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related difficulties. The Shining Stars School services students ages Kindergarten to grade 5. The alternative and modified curriculum combines Applied Behaviour Analysis with school based readiness skills to promote success.

Learning areas

Cognitive functions

This domain refers to intellect abilities including problem solving, reasoning, and organizing information that has been processed by the senses. Cognition refers to the ability for the person to make sense of their environment and/or events in their environment and ability to adapt to the changes.

School Readiness

This domain refers to the child’s skills that are pre-requisites for success in school, including activities of daily living, independent work, and following routines. In addition, this area of development refers to the child’s ability to be independent at daily living skills including but not limited to feeding, toileting, and dressing independently.


This area of development entails the child’s ability to recognize and adjust to emotions, feelings, and relationships with people in the environment.

Play and Leisure

Play is a crucial component in all children’s development as social and emotional skills develop through playing with others.


The motor/physical domain involves gross and fine motor skills as well as physical growth.

Communication/Listener Responding

This crucial area of development refers to the child’s understanding of language and non-vocal cues, and their ability to express very basic needs to very complex ideas.

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