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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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Museum Tour

Play & Leisure Social
Let’s go to the museum! This group will enable your child to take a virtual tour of the museum to explore the world’s most ancient artifacts. Ever seen a mummy? Maybe some dinosaur bones? Join our museum tour to participate in the fun! Parents and siblings are encouraged to participate.


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

    45 minute virtual sessions

    Sign up for one, several or all sessions.

  • DateWednesdays from 415pm-5pm from September 13th to October 4th
  • 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

    1 follow-up individualized consultation

  • DateThursday May 4th from 6pm-8pm
    Tuesday June 6th from 6pm-8pm
    Thursday July 6th from 1pm-3pm
    Tuesday August 1st from 1pm-3pm
    Thursday September 7th from 6pm-8pm
  • CostNo cost

Occupational Therapy Assessment

Life Skills Play & Leisure

This assessment is used to evaluate a child’s strengths and needs in the domains of sensory processing, self-regulation, self-care tasks, and fine and gross motor development.  This assessment is individualized based on a child’s unique skills and abilities.  The Occupational Therapist (OT) will provide strategies and/or make recommendations regarding treatment and provide a written report for parents/caregivers that can inform educational treatment planning.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Specialized Service Packages
  • LevelA,B,C
  • Includes
    • Clinical interview
    • Observation
    • Completion of Standardized testing and questionnaires as appropriate
    • Feedback session
    • Written report
    • Available in-person or virtually
  • DateFlexible
  • Cost$380

Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


This workshop provides an overview of the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including how children/youth with Autism often perceive the world around them differently. Participants are provided with information about what can be challenging for children with ASD, as well as some helpful strategies and resources.

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

    2-hour virtual workshop

  • DateFriday April 21st from 1pm-3pm
    Monday June 19th from 6pm-8pm
    Wednesday August 23rd from 1pm-3pm
  • CostNo Cost

P.A. Day Ice Cream Sundaes

Life Skills Play & Leisure Social

You Scream!  I Scream!  We All Scream for Ice Cream!  Calling all ice cream lovers to make your PA Day extra sweet by designing the perfect ice cream sundae with our team of Autism Therapists.  Encourage your child’s imagination by allowing them to choose flavours and toppings.  The Autism Therapists will prepare ice cream themed activities and promote socialization as we talk about our “sweet creations”.  Parent/Caregiver assistance may/will be required.

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

    45 minute virtual session

  • DateFriday June 2nd from 1pm - 145pm
  • CostNo cost


Communication Play & Leisure Social

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a teen social skills group that targets: conversational skills; how to find common interests; use humour; be a good host; make a phone call; handle rejection, teasing, bullying, rumours, gossip and disagreements; and how to change a bad reputation. Parent participation is required at each session. Teen and parent groups are run concurrently.  Facilitated by Autism Therapists with supervision from an OAP Clinical Supervisor.

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

    Thirteen  1-hour teen group sessions run concurrently with parent/caregiver group sessions

    Available in-person (masks will be required)


  • DateDates and times to be determined
  • CostNo Cost