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

If you prefer to browse all available services, view or download our current service guide.

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 OAP 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
    • Available in-person or virtually
  • 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) Session

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

    1-hour therapy session
    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 or virtual 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

ACTion for ASD Group

Mental Health
ACTion for ASD is a group-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) program for teens in high school who are struggling with emotional difficulties. ACT is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy that focuses on supporting teens to pursue a meaningful life driven by what is important to them, rather than focusing on getting rid of, controlling, or avoiding, unpleasant inner thoughts and feelings. The group aims to teach a set of skills that allow teens to handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively, so they are able to do what matters, even when it is difficult or uncomfortable. This program is facilitated by a Psychologist. A screening will be completed in order to determine whether this group is clinically appropriate. Parents or teens who are interested should contact us as soon as possible in order to book a screening.

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

    Twelve 1-hour sessions and 30-minute parent/caregiver group sessions

  • DateProgram will begin in September 2022
    Dates and Times to be determined
  • CostNo Cost

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.  After participating in this workshop, you will be offered a 1:1 virtual appointment to individualize the information for you and your family.

  • 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

  • DateTuesday July 12, 2022 from 1pm-3pm
    OR
    Wednesday August 17, 2022 from 1pm-3pm
  • CostNo Cost

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Anxiety

Behaviour Mental Health

This workshop will provide information about how anxiety presents in children and youth with Autism, and evidence-based strategies for coping with and preventing anxiety.

  • Age Group Grade 5-8, Highschool
  • Service Type Parent and Caregiver Training
  • LevelB, C
  • Includes

    2-hour virtual workshop

    1 follow-up individualized consultation

  • DateTuesday September 27, 2022
    12:00-2:00pm
  • CostNo cost
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