How it Works

There are 3 ASSIST modules available:

For more information on each of these modules, please click the links to your right OR on the titles above.


Each ASSIST module is developed with these themes in mind 



The goals of ASSIST include:

  1. ​Reducing student's mental health symptoms and impairment
  2. Increasing student quality of life.

We want to achieve the goals of ASSIST by:

  1. Increasing positive belief systems toward students with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDDs) by increasing teachers' mental health literacy/knowledge with respect to NDDs.
  2. Supporting teachers in developing and implementing evidence-based strategies to use in the classroom that support students' social-emotional, learning, and behavioural success.

ASSIST Program Sessions

While each ASSIST module is slightly different depending on the disorder, each module has 6 sessions, each of which has a main goal:


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

  • Evidence-based overview of the disorder
  • Self-care for teachers
  • The Team Approach
  • Framework for the intervention
  • Developing an ASSIST Support Plan
  • Learning about your student
  • Home-school communication
  • Special topics
  • Understanding your student
  • Intervention strategies for core symptoms
  • Developing and implementing an intervention plan
  • Special topics
  • Further developing the intervention plan with a focus on core symptoms
  • Associated characteristics
  • Adding interventions focused on associated characteristics
  • Special topics
  • Adapting and modifying the ASSIST Support Plan
  • Transition planning
  • Changing presentation of the disorder
  • Further needs