Programs by FIREFLY

Next Steps: Supporting your child following Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis


Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Kenora/Rainy River)
  • Behaviour Support
  • Communication and Play
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
  • Life Skills
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 hour group workshop, with up to 4 hours individual follow-up coaching
Available spaces:8 Caregiver Spaces (maximum) available per group session.
Who is Eligible:

These sessions are not intended for children already participating in therapy / intervention programs targeting ASD. They are intended to guide and support caregivers immediately following ASD diagnosis through education, consultation and coaching as a pre-cursor to future service selection.

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Independence


For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or



Kenora-Rainy River


In-person sessions accommodated in all FIREFLY communities as able.


Caregivers of children recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will participate in a group session together with other Caregivers and FIREFLY team members that will introduce them to a range of services and approaches used to support individuals with ASD. Following the group session, a member(s) of the FIREFLY team will provide up to 4 hours, follow-up consultation, matched to the needs and interests identified by each Caregiver. Topics of interest for families may include, but are not limited to: communication, behaviour, early learning and independence. Caregivers will complete this service having basic information that will help them support and understand their child’s needs as they transition to life beyond initial diagnosis.

Session dates

6 sessions planned for 6 weeks:
April 2023, June 2023, August 2023, October 2023, January 2024, March 2024