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To inquire about or register for a service, email 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
  • DateServices are customized based upon the goals identified for service.
  • 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)


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 to help improve functioning and quality of life.

Individual CBT is provided to your child by a Ph. D. level psychologist.

(All psychological services are eligible for billing to private insurance providers)

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

    1-hour session with a psychologist


  • DateFlexible
  • Cost$225 per session
    *10-14 sessions are typically recommended

1:1 Speech Therapy Session


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 at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
    • Resources and materials to support practice at home



  • DateFlexible - to start at the beginning of May 2020
  • Cost$165 per session.

Art Auction in Celebration of World Autism Awareness Day

In recognition of World Autism Day, Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre organizes an annual art auction consisting of donated pieces from clients and community members.  Staff and families look forward to bidding on their favourite artwork every year, which includes pieces created within our service programs.  We are also fortunate to have support from various community members who also submit artwork and join us for the auction day.

In addition to the auction, the event includes raffles, interactive activities and autism awareness information.  Bidding on the artwork pieces can be done in person or via phone the day of the event.

For more information or to submit artwork, please contact: Brendalee Roberts at 905-521-2100 ext. 78420.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Events
  • LevelA,B,C
  • DateApril 2, 10:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • CostFREE

Autism Overview

This workshop covers the basics of autism.  Learn more about how your child perceives and interacts with their environment so you can better understand and support them.

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

    2-hour group workshop for parents/caregivers

  • DateMarch 9, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    April 23, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am
    June 10, 2020 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Cost$30 per person

Autism Program Registration Drop-In

Behaviour Communication Custom Life Skills Mental Health Play & Leisure Social

Drop in to the 4th Floor of the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre anytime during the following dates and times to purchase service at a Special Discounted Rate of 13% off.  Staff will be available to consult with you regarding services and to answer all of your questions.


March 19, 2020 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm

April 2, 2020 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

April 7, 2020 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Events
  • LevelA, B, C