W Ross Macdonald School for the Visually Impaired and the Deafblind (The)
|Record #: CWD0669||Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017||Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2015|
|Toll Free Phone||1-866-618-9092|
|After Hours Phone||1-866-618-9092|
|Addresses and Location|
|Located In Community||Brantford|
|Address||350 Brant Ave
Brantford, ON N3T 3J9
|Intersection||Brant and St Paul Aves|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Description (Service)||A residential and day school which provides instruction from grade one through secondary school graduation, for visually impaired and deafblind students. Offers short term placement programs.
The school offers a full range of programs including computer education, recreation, clubs, sports, music and outdoor education.
Life Skills including personal care, home management, leisure and recreation, social development and awareness, concept and sensory development.
A Cooperative Education Program providing work experience through the Skills Training Education Program (STEP). Transition from the residential school program to adulthood with the Transition Plan and upon reaching age 18, an opportunity for the Residence Apartment Program.
Supports to meet the physical, emotional and social needs by physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, music therapy, social work, behaviour therapy and psychiatric consultations.
Serves as a provincial resource centre which offers consultative and assessment services to school boards which are developing educational programs for visually impaired and deafblind pupils.
Elementary and secondary schools may make requests for special format text book materials directly to this school's Resource Services Library. Post secondary students order materials through their college or university.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8 am-4:00 pm|
|Eligibility||Ages: 4 year(s) - 21 year(s)
A pupil must qualify as a resident pupil of a district school board in Ontario, be under the age of 21 yrs on the first day of the school year, or 4 yrs of age (deafblind), 5 yrs (blind) as of Dec 31 of the school yr for which the application is made, be assessed as functioning educationally visually impaired/blind, deafblind by the Deafblind Resource Services Assessment Team.
Ontario students with vision impairments are referred by their local school boards for admission.
|Application||Call for more information|
|Languages||English ; Signing English|
|Alternate Name||Blind Schools ; Deaf Schools ; Deafblind Schools|