The Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) is an interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education and Early Childhood Development of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The agency is authorized to provide educational services, programs and opportunities to persons from birth to 21 years of age with low incidence sensory impairments. This includes children and youth who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired and who are residents of Atlantic Canada. More information on can be found on the APSEA website.
In the spring of 2011, the mandate of APSEA was expanded to include a partnership in the area of autism. The purpose of this collaborative initiative is to support provincial departments of education and school boards/districts in identifying and expanding their access to best practices through facilitating the sharing of expertise among educators and related stakeholders across the Atlantic Provinces. APSEA oversees the Autism in Education (AIE) Partnership through an interprovincial steering committee, consisting of the four Directors of Student Services, the Provincial Autism Consultants/Specialists from each of the provinces, the APSEA Superintendent and the Coordinator of the Autism in Education Partnership.
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