The Steps and Strides social skills circle, as well as our summer camp social skills program, is run in association with MindWare Academy and is geared at teaching social skills to children with Dyslexia, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, ADD and NLD. The social skills circle and summer camp are designed to teach social skills in a fun, creative and structured environment.

Program Leaders

Susan Mancini and Caroline George are special education teachers working with MindWare Academy. They have provided home based ABA and social skills programs to families in the community for close to ten years. Steps and Strides works with the student and their family to find strategies that work. We believe in working creatively as a team, bringing teachers, parents, and the child together. 

In 2017 Susan Mancini decided to step away from the program and left social circle and summer camp in the very capable hands of Caroline George and newcomer Carly Visaggio. After completing her education at the University of Ottawa, Carly taught in England for two years before returning to Canada. In the fall of 2016 she joined MindWare Academy and is a much loved teacher there.