Schools for Asperger's & Autism


Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including Asperger's Syndrome will find specialized support in some boarding schools. This can be a worthwhile alternative to public schools and crowded, noisy classrooms. With smaller class sizes and applied experience in dealing with previous students who also have autism, these schools are uniquely prepared to help kids develop to their greatest potential.

For parents of children suffering from autism spectrum disorders (ASD), boarding school in fact offers unique advantages. The smaller class sizes are far more amenable to specialized instruction or attention, and boarding presents a well controlled environment that can be customized to meet the needs of autistic kids. In some cases, schools may even have specialized programming to help treat kids with autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

Inquiring about schools with Asperger's Syndrome support

As you investigate schools that promise to help children with autism or Asperger's there are a number of things you need to bear in mind closely. Create a list beginning with these points:

"It's the best thing I could ever do for her. Tuition is high, no doubt about it. But I urge parents to try it out for six months, and see how much peace it brings to your life - not just for your child but for you too."

—Shaune, parent of an autistic child in private school

  • What is the school's success rate in helping students who have autism? How do they support this claim? What variation in experience do they have in dealing with children who have Asperger's or autism?
  • How does the school deal with various students' requirements concerning structure, routine and austerity?
  • How do they notify parents of alterations to the child's environment, including classrooms, dorms, grounds, etc?
  • What are the specialized strategies employed by the boarding school and how well do these fit with the particular needs of your child?
  • What are your gut feelings and intuitions as you investigate and talk to the the schools offering autism support?

Learn more from the boarding schools for kids with Asperger's Syndrome or autism (ASD), as they are listed below.

Dealing with autism and Asperger's

As a parent of an autistic child you know difficult it is to deal with autism. It's difficult for everyone involved, of course, including teachers as well as your autistic child. Your child likely recognizes that other students are learning more easily and that other kids can do things your child cannot. In a specialized environment he or she will be relieved of many of the daily frustrations of living with autism. But this can be alleviated by placing your child in an anvironment where teachers, fellow students - and everyone your child lives with, in fact - will understand your child's disorder.

And as far as that goes, a boarding school offers uniquely effective care for kids with Asperger's Syndrome and other forms of autism.

school name McDonald International Academy
5 Park Home Avenue, Unit 128, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6L4
Type: Traditional
school name The Thinnox Academy
755 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 1C6
Type: Progressive, Montessori
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school name St. Margaret's School
1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8X 3P7
Type: Traditional
school name Chamberlain International School
36 Plymouth Street, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346
Type: Traditional
school name Appleby College
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school name Bishop's College School
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school name Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
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school name Heritage
5600 Heritage School Dr, Provo, Utah,
Type: Progressive
school name Oxford Tutorial College
12 King Edward Street, Oxford, , OX1 4HT
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
school name Landmark East School
708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4
Type: Traditional
school name Hampshire Country School
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school name LCBI High School
700 Ash Street, Outlook, Saskatchewan, S0L 2N0
Type: Traditional
school name Niagara Christian Collegiate
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school name Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé
1569 Rte 169, Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec, G8G 1A8
Type: Traditional
school name Blyth Academy London
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Type: Liberal Arts
school name Kells Academy
2290 Cavendish Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 2M7
Type: Traditional
school name Ridley College
2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3
Type: Progressive, International Baccalaureate
school name North Star Academy
950 Élodie-Boucher, Laval, Quebec, H7W 0C6
Type: Traditional
school name The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4
Type: Traditional
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