A student may complete the following tasks:

  • Work with children and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism in a variety of community and educational settings.
  • Provide health care and administer medications.
  • Teach skills to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Perform functional behavioural assessments and implement behavioural interventions based upon these assessments.
  • Implement augmentative communication strategies such as Boardmaker.
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication strategies and counselling techniques when working with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Facilitate community participation.
  • Lead and implement person-directed planning.
  • Report incidents of abuse of children and adults with developmental disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation.

For more information on placements for the Developmental Services Worker program, please contact:

Holly Duff, Field coordinator
519-452-4430 x4184