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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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Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Training

Communication Play & Leisure Social

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) ® Training  is an evidence-based, naturalistic developmental behavioural intervention for children with autism up to age 12 years. This training  includes 2 group sessions for parents/caregivers and 4 individual consultation sessions that involve both child and parent/caregiver participation. You will learn strategies that increase your child’s skills in a specific pivotal area known to produce widespread positive improvements in learning, social communication, and behaviour.

A screening will be completed to determine which pivotal area is most appropriate for your child or to provide recommendations for other services.

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

    Two 1-hour virtual individual workshop sessions for parents/caregivers

    Four 1-hour virtual individual sessions for child and parent/caregiver


  • DateStart dates and times are individualized
  • CostNo Cost

Teaching Self-Management Strategies to Increase Independence Workshop

Life Skills Play & Leisure Social

This workshop will cover a Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)® approach to increasing your child’s self-management skills and decreasing your child’s dependence on caregivers and teachers. Self-management skills can include: self-care, daily habits/household chores, leisure routines, and self-advocacy.


  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8
  • Service Type Parent and Caregiver Training
  • LevelB,C
  • Includes

    2-hour virtual workshop


  • DateMonday, August 12 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • CostNo Cost