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To inquire about or register for a service, email autismprogram@hhsc.ca or call 905-521-2100 ext. 78972

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1:1 Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Behaviour Custom Life Skills

All 1:1 ABA therapy begins with a comprehensive assessment and custom behaviour plan to meet your child’s individual needs.  Program plans can focus on building skills like communication, toileting and play,  or reducing challenging behaviours like yelling, aggression, self-injury, etc.

Skill Building programs are provided by Autism Therapists.  Behaviour Reduction programs are provided by Behaviour Therapists who are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA).  All programming is overseen by a Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • LevelA,B,C
  • Includes
    • 1:1 ABA therapy includes assessment (during weeks 1 & 2)
    • Behaviour plan
    • 1:1 parent/caregiver training
    • 1:1 ABA therapy with child (during weeks 3-12)
    • Summary report
  • DateFlexible
  • Cost- 1:1 Building Skills: $2700 for 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
    - 1:1 Reducing Challenging Behaviours: $4500 for 4 hours per week for 12 weeks
    - Assessment and Observation are included in the Service Package
    - Additional treatment hours are available. Cost varies depending upon the service goal(s) identified

1:1 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Custom Mental Health

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological intervention that is goal-oriented and short-term. The focus of CBT is to challenge and change unhelpful thoughts, behaviours, and feelings, and to develop coping skills and strategies in order to help improve overall functioning and quality of life.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool
  • Service Type Psychological Services
  • LevelC
  • Includes

    One hour therapy session

    *10-14 sessions are typically recommended

    Available in-person or virtually

  • DateFlexible
  • Cost$225 per session

1:1 Speech Therapy Session

Communication

Following an assessment with a speech-language pathologist, this in-clinic therapy session offers practical strategies to promote your child’s speech and language development and social interactions.  You will learn to engage your child in motivating, enjoyable activities while using these strategies.  Resources and materials will be provided to support practice at home.

*Assessment to be completed with a Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre Speech-Language Pathologist prior to treatment sessions.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Specialized Service Packages
  • LevelB,C
  • Includes
    • 1 hour 1:1 speech therapy with child and caregiver
    • Resources and materials to support practice at home
    • Available in-person or virtually

     

     

  • DateFlexible
  • Cost$165 per session.

Assistance with Funding Applications

Filling out funding applications can be difficult. This workshop provides a step-by-step review of completing a variety of funding applications. Examples of applications to be reviewed are Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, Special Services at Home, Disability Tax Credit, Easter Seals Incontinience Grant, Access to Entertainment Card, and Accessible Parking Pass.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Parent and Caregiver Training
  • LevelA, B and C
  • Includes

    2-hour virtual workshop

    1 follow-up individualized consultation

  • DateThursday, January 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Thursday, March 11th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • CostNo Cost

Beginning Social Skills

Behaviour Communication Play & Leisure Social

This group will help your child build social communication skills with peers, like initiating and responding to conversation, interactive play, and making verbal requests.  Parents will participate along with their child to help them respond and engage with their peers.  Facilitated by Autism Therapists with supervision from a Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Group Programs
  • LevelB & C
  • Includes

    Eight 45-minute virtual sessions

  • DateThursdays starting January 14th from 9:30am to 10:15am
    OR
    Saturdays starting January 16th from 9:00am to 9:45am
    OR
    Saturdays starting January 16th from 10:15am to 11:00am
  • CostNo Cost

Book Club

Communication Play & Leisure Social

Join our book club to share your ideas and discuss topics related to a popular book. There will be opportunities to read together as well as individually. A fun way to promote literacy skills while socializing with peers that enjoy reading as much as you do!

  • Age Group Highschool
  • Service Type Group Programs
  • LevelC
  • Includes

    Monthly 1-hour virtual sessions

  • DateMondays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on January 25th, February 22nd, and March 29th
  • CostNo Cost