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Children’s Autism Program (CAP)

Niagara Support Services (NSS) operates the Children’s Autism Program (CAP) in conjunction with the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN).

The CAP class is an alternative education option for children between the ages of six and 13 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These students are having difficulty succeeding in their current school placement due to challenges associated with their diagnosis.

Through a structured teaching environment and frequent opportunities for movement activities, the CAP class assists students in overcoming some of their challenges. The purpose of movement activities is to enhance cognitive, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Students are supported by an NSS movement specialist, an NSS support worker and a DSBN teacher. The goal is to have students transition back to their home school.

The class has a maximum of five (5) students.

How do I register my child for the CAP Class?

You are not able to register your child to the CAP class directly. The child’s respective school board must make a referral once all available options for the student have been exhausted at the school.

The school boards make referrals to this educational program through Contact Niagara at 905-684-3407 or

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