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

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Let’s Get Ready for Groups – Grade 1 to 3

Behaviour Communication Play & Leisure Social

This group will help parents and caregivers learn strategies to support their child across a variety of group-based activities. The teaching strategies used are based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and will help you to prepare your child to transfer their skills to different settings, such as school, recreational activities, camp, etc. The focus will be on learning readiness skills, including attending to a leader/teacher, following a visual schedule, transitioning between activities, and remaining appropriate near peers. Parents/caregivers will participate along with their child within this group, which is facilitated by Autism Therapists who provide hands-on coaching with supervision from an OAP Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4
  • Service Type Group Programs
  • LevelA, B
  • Includes

    6 45-minute sessions, available in person

  • DateWednesdays 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. July 24 to August 28
  • CostNo cost

Let’s Kick It!

Life Skills Play & Leisure

Is your child interested in sports? Do they have readiness skills to participate actively with their peers? This group will build upon your child’s interests and readiness skills (e.g., shooting baskets, kicking a soccer ball) by helping them learn to communicate with their teammates, work together (e.g., passing the ball to score a goal), and be a good sport (e.g., winning or losing) while playing various team sports. Parents/caregivers will participate along with their child to support them to practice the strategies taught. This group will be facilitated by Autism Therapists with supervision for an OAP Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8
  • Service Type Fee-Based Services, Group Programs
  • LevelB, C
  • Includes

    • 8 1-hour sessions
    • Parent/caregiver training
    • All materials will be provided
    • Summary report
    • Available in-person

  • DateMondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    July 22 to September 23
  • Cost$1,500

Making Friends

Communication Play & Leisure Social

The Making Friends group will provide children with opportunities to socialize and build skills to make friends. This group will teach children how to ask peers to play or join activities, respond to feedback from their peers, and further develop their conversational skills. Parents and caregivers will participate along with their child to help coach them to respond and engage with their peers. This group is facilitated by Autism Therapists with supervision from an OAP Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4
  • Service Type Group Programs
  • LevelB, C
  • Includes

    6 45-minute virtual sessions

  • DateTuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. July 9 to August 13
  • CostNo cost

Mental Health Assessment

Mental Health

Mental health assessments are used to explore social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties that are causing significant concerns about your child.  These difficulties may also be getting in the way of your child’s ability to cope and navigate life successfully.  These assessments may be used to make a decision as to whether their mental health challenges can be accounted for by additional diagnoses such as anxiety, mood, or 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 Consultation
  • LevelA, B, C
  • Includes
    • • Interview with parent/caregiver
      • Structured observations
      • Direct assessment techniques
      • Feedback session
      • Written report
      • Combination of in-person and virtual appointments
  • DateFlexible
  • Cost$1,900
    Please note that OAP Core Clinical Funding may be used for this type of assessment, and some Extended Health Benefits plans cover Psychological services.

Money Management

Life Skills Social

Would you like to increase your financial literacy or become more financially independent?

As a parent or caregiver, do you hope your teen can start to learn skills that will help them be financially responsible in the future? In this workshop, youth and their parent or caregiver will
participate together as facilitators introduce ways to support financial independence. Topics will include considerations around opening a bank account and having a credit/debit card, monitoring online banking, completing transactions, budgeting and saving money. Activities for youth to practice financial literacy will be suggested and helpful tools
(e.g., apps and websites) will be shared.

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

    2 hour virtual workshop

  • DateMonday, April 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, August 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • CostNo cost

Next Steps After your Child Receives a Diagnosis

Behaviour Communication

The days and months after a diagnosis of autism can be overwhelming.  This workshop provides a step-by-step checklist for parents, an overview of community services and funding options, and an opportunity to ask specific questions about supports for your child.

  • 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


  • DateTuesday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Monday, June 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 4 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, September 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • CostNo cost
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