Brenda Milner School

The Brenda Milner Regional School

This regional school provides services to students who meet the criteria set out by the Ministry of Education.

Dr. Brenda Milner, CC GOQ FRS FRSC is a British-Canadian neuropsychologist who has contributed extensively to the research literature on various topics in the field of clinical neuropsychology, sometimes referred to as “the founder of neuropsychology”.

As of 2010, Milner is a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and a professor of Psychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute. As of 2005, she holds more than 20 degrees and continues to work in her nineties. (excerpt from Wikipedia)

Day-to-day of the school is managed by the Centre de services scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries. The following  information is a courtesy translation of information from their site.

Built in 2019, The Brenda Milner Regional School can accommodate students aged 4 to 21, at the preschool, elementary and secondary levels, who have particular special needs, such as:

  • students who have a profound intellectual disability, linked or not to another handicap;
  • students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities associated with severe motor impairment;
  • students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities associated with an autism spectrum disorder.

Students are supported by many specialists, such as teachers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psycho-educators, resource teachers and special education technicians. All services can be provided in English. In addition to classrooms, the school offers:

  • a multisensory dark room;
  • a multisensory clean room (Snoezelen type);
  • a music therapy room;
  • a reading room;
  • a psychomotricity room;
  • an occupational therapy room;
  • a therapeutic pool;
  • a gymnasium;
  • a medical dining room;
  • hygiene treatment rooms;
  • an outdoor play area;
  • a platform to teach the basics of everyday apartment living;
  • a workshop providing basic preparatory training for the labor market.

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Courtesy translation of the welcoming message from Christian Trudeau, Principal

Dear Parents,

After a first year of existence cut short by the global pandemic linked to COVID-19, we can still say mission accomplished! We have succeeded, through teamwork and collaboration with families and various stakeholders, in getting to know each of our students well and we are proud of the development of each of them. Our second year is now off to a start in our beautiful school with more team players. In fact, this year we will double our clientele to welcome 16 groups of students.

I realize that it is not always easy to entrust your child with special needs to other people. You are the person who knows your child best and knows how to meet their needs. This is why, at the Brenda-Milner Regional School, we work with you to promote a smooth integration for your child into our environment. We want to develop a relationship of trust with you in order to work together to design an adapted intervention plan that meets the specific needs of your child. We believe that all of our students deserve a place in school where they feel good and can grow; it is by working together that we will get there.

We are also proud to work with professionals from the health network. It is by sharing our expertise that we will achieve the objectives set in our students’ intervention plan.

I am very proud to welcome you to our beautiful school and look forward to meeting you.

Information about the school can be found on the website of the Centre de services scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact our Complementary Services Department. Email ‘compserv@nfsb.qc.ca.’ and someone will get back to you asap!