PLEASE NOTE: SNOW workshops are suspended until further notice. Funding cuts by the current provincial government affect the SNOW program and we are exploring possible next steps as we transition to the Floe Project funded by the Hewlett Foundation.

The Introduction to Exceptionalities in the Classroom series offers the following online workshops moderated by experienced educators ($40 plus Ontario HST per three-week workshop) during the school year:

Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum

Working with Students with Learning Disabilities & Differences

Working with Students with Behaviour Disorders & Differences

Working with Students with Developmental Disabilities & Differences

More about the Classroom Series workshops

SNOW’s moderated workshops are offered entirely online. You will be able to participate in the workshop at your own pace within the scheduled three-week workshop period, with additional online group chats with the moderator and other participants to help consolidate learning and answer questions. Each workshop is offered twice between September and June and learners experience up-to-date and engaging content with practical and applicable knowledge from an instructor-moderated online discussion. 

The workshop series was originally designed for Educational Assistants but has since been revised to be relevant for classroom teachers, parents, guardians, students, and therapists alike. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Certificate and Badging

Successful completion will be awarded a certificate of participation and a SNOW workshop badge. Digital badges are a way of demonstrating your achievements. SNOW hosts badges in an Alumni Community section, which can also be a forum for former participants to connect and share experiences.

Outside-In self-paced accessibility workshops

These online workshops were developed as part of Outside-In, a past project run out of our department, the Inclusive Design Research Centre. One of the goals of the program was to empower youth with exceptionalities to actively participate in activities that will make the world more accessible rather than leave them passive recipients of acts of accessibility.