Autism - Applied Behaviour Analysis Program (ABA)
Through our partnership with Pathways for Children and Youth, Kingston; we provide the Applied Behaviour Analysis Program for the Lanark and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are eligible for this provincial service. This is a whole family service that teaches parents and caregivers about ABA and how it can be applied in their homes and in daily life. It is also a hands-on experience for children and youth to learn skills, and apply them with feedback and guidance from therapists and family.
Who Can Refer?
Parents, legal guardians or designated professionals (ie: Physicans, Psychologists, Psychological Associates, Psychiatrists, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Social Workers and Nurses) can refer – referral form
- Has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses by a designated professional
- Requires skill development in one or more area of development
- Re-referrals to ABA may be made
- May receive ABA services while waiting for or following completion of IBI services
Intensity and Length:
- ABA is a short term service from 2-6 months
- ABA is primarily a small group based service
- Time-limited skill building using a mediator model
Focus of Goals:
- For children ages 0-6:
- develop social skills through play
- For Children/youth ages 6-17
- Focus on 4 key areas:
- Behaviour/Self Regulation
- Social Skills
- Activities of Daily Living
- Participate in and complete 4 Parent Education Sessions: Expanding Minds
- Participate in and contribute to development of individualized child and family goals- Individual Service Plan (ISP)
- Participate in sessions for 0-6 year group (Ready, Set, Play); or
- Participate in coaching sessions and apply skills learned with child/youth in 6-17 age group
- Participate in a one month follow up
- Clinically supervised using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Clinical team comprised of parent/guardian, Clinical Supervisor and ABA Therapist
The Referral Process:
With a Diagnosis of Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder
The family can refer directly to the program by completing both the Southeast Autism Services Referral and the Consent to Share Information Forms. Please also attach a diagnostic report and/or any assessment documentation that you have.
Call 1-844-855-8340 to access Southeast Autism Services.
Click on the links below to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder
- http://www.children.gov.on.ca/ Autism
- http://www.children.gov.on.ca/ respite