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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.

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

Co-Regulation with Your Child

Behaviour Life Skills

This workshop will explore how self-regulation develops during childhood and will provide strategies for parents/caregivers to co-regulate with their child so they can successfully manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviour and learn to self-regulate.

 

 

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

    2 hour virtual workshop

     

  • DateFriday, May 3 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Friday July 19 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Friday, September 27 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • CostNo Cost

Comprehensive Psychological Assessment

Custom Mental Health

Comprehensive psychological assessments are used to investigate complex behavioural presentations that may include all or some combination of cognitive, learning, and/or social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.  These difficulties are significantly impairing your child’s ability to cope and navigate life successfully.  These assessments may be used to make a decision as to whether their challenges can be accounted for by additional diagnoses including neurodevelopmental disorders (eg. Intellectual Disorder, Special Learning Disorder) and/or mental health disorders (eg. anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive disorders).  Recommendations are made to inform treatment planning and enable access to appropriate supports at school, home, and in the community.

 

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool
  • Service Type Psychological Services
  • LevelA,B,C
  • Includes
    • Clinical interview
    • Behavioural observation
    • Completion of standardized testing and questionnaires
    • Feedback session
    • Written report
    • Available in-person or virtually – please be advised that some aspects of the assessment will need to take place in-person.
  • DateFlexible
  • Cost$4,700
    Please note that OAP Core Clinical Funding may be used for this type of assessment, and some Extended Health plans cover psychological services.

Desensitization: How to Make Difficult Events Easier

Behaviour Communication Life Skills

This workshop focuses on making activities, like getting a haircut, washing hands, going to the store, or visiting the dentist, more seamless for the entire family. You will learn strategies to help reduce your child’s interfering behaviour during these activities, such as understanding how to develop a gradual approach to increase your child’s tolerance of these activities and situations. This workshop is facilitated by a Behaviour Therapist who is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

 

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Parent and Caregiver Training
  • LevelA, B, C
  • Includes
    • 2-hour virtual workshop
  • DateMonday, April 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 5 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • CostNo cost

Emotion Regulation Workshop

Life Skills Social

This workshop will provide information about emotion regulation in children with autism and evidence-based strategies for improving emotion regulation skills.  Topics will include emotion recognition and understanding, along with some strategies to help children stay calmer.

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

    2 hour virtual workshop

     

  • DateThursday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Monday, September 30 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • CostNo cost

Expert Speaker Series

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Autism Program recognizes the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have within our broader community. This is why we are pleased to offer the Expert Speaker Series. Expert professionals from McMaster Children’s Hospital and the local community provide information on a range of topics of interest to parents and caregivers.

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

    Virtual Programming

  • Date- Thursday, May 23 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    Topic: Understanding Crisis Supports - Presented by COAST (Crisis Outreach And Support Team)

    Join us for an information session with the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST). COAST will be speaking about their services which will cover information about what is available, how to access services, and an overview of the process.

    - Thursday, August 29 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Topic: Recreation in Hamilton - Presented by the City of Hamilton's Recreation Division

    Join us for an information session with the City of Hamilton’s Recreation Division. The City of Hamilton will be speaking about Inclusion Programs and services which will cover information about what is available, the registration process and an overview of the program. They will also be presenting information about their Recreation Assistance Program and covering who qualifies for funding, what is available for
    families, and how to apply.
  • CostNo Cost
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