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3, 2, 1, STEM!

Behaviour Communication Play & Leisure Social

Explore your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) while building their social communication and interaction skills with peers. Participants will be given the opportunity to grow their social skills, including initiating and joining conversations and sharing in one another’s interests, while doing STEM-related activities together, such as science experiments, building structures, and completing group challenges. The 3-hour session without a parent/caregiver present will also provide the opportunity to build your child’s independence and participation in a group setting. Facilitated be Autism Therapists with supervision from an OAP Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Grade 5-8
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Fee-Based Services
  • LevelC
  • Includes

    • 5 3-hour sessions
    • All materials will be provided
    • Summary report
    • Available in-person

  • DateMonday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    or
    Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost$3,000

Beginning Social Skills

Communication Play & Leisure Social

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

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

    6 45-minute sessions available in-person

  • DateTuesdays 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. May 7 to June 11
    Tuesdays 10:15 - 11:00 July 9 to August 13
  • CostNo cost

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT)

Communication Play & Leisure Social

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) is a group-based program for kids 8-12 years old. Participants learn and develop the skills needed to make and keep friends through role playing and activities. Parents/caregivers learn strategies to support their children as they develop these skills. Facilitated by Autism Therapists with supervision from an OAP Clinical Supervisor.

 

  • Age Group Grade 5-8
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Group Programs
  • LevelC
  • Includes

    Ten 1-hour child group sessions running concurrently with 10 1-hour parent/caregiver group sessions

    Available in person

  • DateWednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. April 24 to June 26, 2024
  • CostNo cost

Clinic Appointment

Behaviour Communication Life Skills Play & Leisure Social

Meet with a clinician to address a concern about your child’s behaviour or discuss a specific skill you’d like your child to develop.  You will receive individualized tips and strategies for building skills and reducing challenging behaviours.

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

    1-hour appointment, available in-person or virtually.

  • DateFlexible
  • CostNo cost

Home and Community Safety

Life Skills Play & Leisure Social

This workshop will provide strategies to promote safe experiences for your child in the home and community including: kitchen safety, walking safely, crossing the street, not speaking to strangers, and more.

 

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Parent and Caregiver Training
  • LevelA, B, C
  • Includes

    1 hour virtual workshop

     

  • DateFriday, August 2 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • CostNo Cost

Introduction to Play Skills

Play & Leisure

This workshop provides strategies based on the principles of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) for helping your child their play skills.  You will learn about the stages of play from independent toy play to more advanced cooperative play with others.

 

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

    2-hour virtual workshop

  • DateMonday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Friday, August 23 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • CostNo Cost
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