MEQ Programs / Youth Special Needs

CASP Program

The CASP Education Program: A Competency-Based Approach to Social Participation

The objective of CASP is to educate and socialize students between 6 and 15 years of age with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities in order to provide them with the essential competencies to become more autonomous and increase their social participation.

Intellectual disability is characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. This disability originates before age 18.

Dedicated teachers provide customized instruction to each student through functional Academic and Life Skill courses connected to real life areas such as English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Physical Education and Health, Arts and Life in Society.

More Information can be found on the Ministry website:

CASP Education Program