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Program also available virtually
Location:N/A
Who is Eligible:

Disponible dans toute la région du Nord

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Early Learning
  • Employment
  • Life Skills
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
  • Transitions
  • Visuals
  • Vocational skills
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

Les transitions peuvent être difficiles pour les enfants et les jeunes atteints de TSA, mais elles ne devraient pas l'être. Les parents recevront les outils, l'éducation et les connaissances nécessaires pour défendre efficacement leurs intérêts et naviguer dans les systèmes de façon harmonieuse afin d'aider leur enfant à vivre des transitions en toute simplicité. Les secteurs inclus peuvent être entre les années d'études et/ou entre les milieux scolaires, secondaires et postsecondaires ou pour le secteur adulte, la main-d'œuvre et les milieux communautaires. Ces consultations individuelles seront spécifiques à l'enfant/au jeune en réponse à ses forces personnelles, à ses besoins et aux besoins spécifiques de la famille.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:N/A
Who is Eligible:

Age Group: All ages

For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Feeding
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Picky Eaters
  • Reinforcement
  • Skill Building
  • Toileting
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North

Individualized targeted 3 session consultation to work on a specific goal. These may include: functional skills such as toileting, eating, hygiene; communication goals (i.e., functional communication); identifying alternatives to disruptive behaviour, etc.

 
Virtual only program
Location:N/A
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Early Learning
  • Employment
  • Life Skills
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
  • Transitions
  • Visuals
  • Vocational skills
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

Transitions can be difficult for children and youth with ASD, but they don’t have to be. Parents will be provided with the tools, education and knowledge for advocacy skills and navigating systems seamlessly in order to support their child to experience smooth transitions. Sectors included can be between years of study and/or between school settings, secondary and post-secondary or for the adult sector, work force and community settings. These individual consultations will be child/youth specific in response to their personal strengths, needs and specific needs of the family.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region

**Exclusionary Criteria
This service is not intended for individuals with limited communication and attending or with maladaptive behaviour.

For help with:
  • Independence
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc

A social skills group aimed at improving social communication and providing youth with a meaningful opportunity to engage in and develop relationships with peers. This group will practice conversation skills, sharing experiences, perspective taking and empathy.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region

**Exclusionary Criteria
This service is not intended for individuals with limited communication and attending or with maladaptive behaviour.

For help with:
  • Independence
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc

A social skills group aimed at improving social communication and providing youth with a meaningful opportunity to engage in and develop relationships with peers. This group will practice conversation skills, sharing experiences, perspective taking and empathy.

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Who is Eligible:

Age group: 0-18 years.
(This service is not intended for complex behavioural needs due to short service block period)

For help with:
  • Antecedint Stategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Behaviour Prevention
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Reinforcement
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Transitions
  • Visuals
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

GJCC Focused Consultative ABA services (using the techniques and strategies of Applied Behaviour Analysis – ABA) can help individuals learn new skills, cope with, and tolerate different situations, and decrease challenging behaviours. Individualized plans may include 1-2 goals, which are then broken into smaller steps through teaching strategies. Some examples are:

• Improving social skills, taking turns
• Managing strong emotions
• Following instructions, transitioning between activities, following a schedule
• Learning to care for personal needs, like: getting dressed, teeth brushing
• Communication

You will guide the process. Together, we will talk about your needs, goals, and what you and your child/youth need support with. Do not worry; we will help give clinical recommendations if you do not know where to start.

When you have selected the goals, we will observe and assess your child/youth to see his/her current strengths and needs. Our clinical team will create an individualized 10-week plan for your child/youth based on your goals. Your child/youth will be working 1-1 with a Behavioural Therapist to deliver the plan with the Clinical Supervision of the BCBA. There are also opportunities for caregiver mediated coaching throughout the 8 week sessions. All services can be delivered virtually or in-person, as determined in collaboration with your child/youth’s Behaviour Clinician (BCBA).

 
Virtual only program
Location:N/A
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region.

Youth aged 8 - 12 years old.

Pre-requisites include verbal communication & minimal challenging behaviour; able to attend in a virtual session up to one hour

For help with:
  • Anger
  • Emotional Regulation
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

The Next Step (8-12 year olds) will review emotions and zones and focus on the identification of moving through the zones. Strategies to increase ability to self-calm, increase alertness, and increase awareness of potential triggers.

 
Virtual only program
Location:N/A
Who is Eligible:

Youth aged 5 - 7 years old.

Pre-requisites include verbal communication & minimal challenging behaviour; able to attend in a virtual session up to one hour
**Must have an adult (parent/caregiver) available to support during sessions

For help with:
  • Anger
  • Emotional Regulation
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Beginner Zones will focus on identifying emotions and the Zones of Regulation®. Flexible thinking, inner coaching, and calming strategies will be explored virtually.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

This virtual caregiver group intends to provide program material and psychoeducation regarding the above topics for caregivers to didactically support the needs of their child(ren) at home.

All materials will be provided.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mental health
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
Provider:Mariani and Associates

The Resilience Builder Program (Alvord, Zucker, & Grados, 2011) is designed to support children, aged 9 to 12 years, to bounce back from stress by developing resilience and protective factors, such as selfawareness, self-regulation, flexible thinking, and social competence.

This virtual caregiver group intends to provide program material and psychoeducation regarding the above topics for caregivers to didactically support the needs of their child(ren) at home.

All materials will be provided.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

The consultation sessions are intended for caregivers to receive support in navigating, planning, and coordinating services for their child or youth.

Available in French or English.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Mental health
Provider:Mariani and Associates

We are happy to offer virtual, 1-hour consultation sessions for caregivers. The consultation sessions are intended for caregivers to receive support in navigating, planning, and coordinating services for their child or youth. Available in French or English. All materials will be provided.

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Children aged 0 -3 years.

For help with:
  • Antecedint Stategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.

This is an early social play group for children aged 0 to 3 aimed at developing early social communication skills. Two BCBA facilitators will run this group for 6 weeks. The group will be play based and will also include a parent training component for the last 30 minutes of each session. Parents will be invited to join the group at the end of each session to learn and implement ABA principles that can be utilized in their day to day interactions with their child.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

We are happy to offer drop-in clinics specifically designed for caregivers to address questions regarding their child’s recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, to discuss basic strategies, and to review treatment plans and specific recommendations.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
Provider:Mariani and Associates

We are happy to offer drop-in clinics specifically designed for caregivers to address questions regarding their child’s recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, to discuss basic strategies, and to review treatment plans and specific recommendations.

Sessions will cover topics such as the nature of ASD and what it means for you as a caregiver, your child(dren), and your family, prognosis and planning for the future, intervention options, attachment and relationship building, and the importance of self-care.

Part of each session will be dedicated to Q&A to support families with issues specific to wherever they are in their journey. Resources are included and will be emailed to participants.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

This virtual information and Q&A session is intended for parents and caregivers of children or adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are interested in learning about anxiety and how it presents in individuals who are on the spectrum.

For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Mental health
  • Skill Building
Provider:Mariani and Associates

This virtual information and Q&A session is intended for parents and caregivers of children or adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are interested in learning about anxiety and how it presents in individuals who are on the spectrum.

The workshop will focus on increasing knowledge about anxiety and how it impacts one’s life, the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and how to identify maladaptive and unhelpful thoughts, reduce avoidance of anxiety provoking situations, and improve coping skills.

All sessions aim to teach practical skills for caregivers to use in everyday life to better support their child(ren) with anxiety.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region

For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Employment
  • Feeding
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Picky Eaters
  • Play
  • Reinforcement
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building
  • Sleeping
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
  • Toileting
  • Vocational skills
Provider:Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc

This is a consultative service for parents/caregivers who are looking for support with 1-2 specific goals with their child. The following are examples of suitable areas of need to be addressed via this consultative model:

- Sleeping
- Toileting
- Picky Eating
- Daily Living Skills (e.g., dressing, brushing teeth, taking a bath or shower etc.)
- Increasing Basic Communication (e.g., pointing/gestures, eye contact, joint attention, word approximation, sentence expansion, persistence in communication etc.)
- Augmentative Communication Systems
- Pre-Vocational/Vocational Skills
- Emotional regulation
- Social Skills
- Executive Functioning Skills

*in some cases, the clinician might find it beneficial to work with the child/youth directly for part or all of the session depending on the goal. This will be determined during intake and discussed with families.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
Best suited for siblings aged 7-11.

For help with:
  • Communication
  • Siblings
  • Social Skills
  • Webinar
Provider:FIREFLY

This session is for siblings of children with autism to gain a deeper understanding of autism. We will discuss: what is autism, interacting with their sibling, and how to explain autism to others.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
Suitable for ages 0-6.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Visuals
  • Webinar
Provider:FIREFLY

Parents of children with ASD or other social communication difficulties will use tools and strategies to strengthen their child’s foundation for communication development. These include building back-and-forth interactions, strengthening imitation skills and expanding play skills.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

To participate in a telepractice program, you need the following equipment:

A computer, iPad or a tablet (smartphones and cell phones do not have a large enough screen)
Webcam and microphone
High speed internet
Email access
Adobe reader (free download)
Printer or scanner or photo capture and transfer (if you want to print out the handouts)

*** If you do not have the appropriate technology to participate, FIREFLY may be able to provide you with the technology to attend the program.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building
  • Social life
Provider:FIREFLY

Parents of children with ASD or other social communication difficulties will use tools and strategies to strengthen their child’s foundation for communication development. These include building back-and-forth interactions, strengthening imitation skills and expanding play skills.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
For children ages 3-7.

To participate in a telepractice program, you need the following equipment:

A computer, iPad or a tablet (smartphones and cell phones do not have a large enough screen)
Webcam and microphone
High speed internet
Email access
Adobe reader (free download)
Printer or scanner or photo capture and transfer (if you want to print out the handouts)

*** If you do not have the appropriate technology to participate, FIREFLY may be able to provide you with the technology to attend the program.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Webinar
Provider:FIREFLY

TalkAbility is for parents of verbal children ages 3-7. Parents learn practical ways to help their child tune into the thoughts and feelings of others, consider other points of view and to have empathy for others. These skills are essential for successful conversations and for making friends.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
This service is not intended for teens that are not motivated to improve their social skills. Teens must have expressed interest in making and keeping friends.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
Provider:FIREFLY

PEERS® for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or handling conflict and rejection.” (https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/teens) Caregivers and teens attend separate sessions that are run at the same time. Teens are taught social skills and caregivers are taught how to support their teen as a social coach.

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

Children with severe aggressive or self-injurious behaviour.
Caregivers of children ages 3-6 – children are required to attend the first half of every class.

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Consultation
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Reinforcement
  • Resilience
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
Provider:Brenna Lanktree and Associates, Inc.

The Balance Program is a home-based, parent-implemented, skill-based approach to preventing the development of severe problem behavior in young children recently diagnosed with autism.  Parents serve as the primary implementers with weekly support from a professional from Brenna Lanktree and Associates, Inc.

In-person
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Children up to the age of 4 can attend

For help with:
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Language
  • Preschool
  • Reinforcement
  • Resilience
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:Brenna Lanktree and Associates, Inc.

The preschool life skills program will be taught using a behavioural skills training model using a 2-tier model – small group and individual. Children will learn skills in the domains of friendship, tolerating, functional communication, and instruction following.

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List

In-person
Location:Sault Ste Marie
For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Life Skills
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:Brenna Lanktree and Associates, Inc.

AIM is the combination of Mindfulness Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). AIM supports children to help manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

parents and caregivers along with their child age 3-7 years old
-child with social communication difficulties
-child must be able to have a back-and-forth conversation for up to 3 turns (if unable to, please refer to More Than Words Program)
-families must have access to reliable internet and technology.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

TalkAbility Program

Participants will learn how your child carries on conversation and next steps to support back-and-forth conversations, how to encourage attending to non-verbal social messages, how to talk so they can tune in to what others are thinking, how to increase story-telling and play imaginatively, how to help them make friends

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region.

For help with:
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Feeding
  • Life Skills
  • Picky Eaters
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

The Feeding Education Series (FES) consists of two educational sessions for parents.  Participants will learn the skills involved in eating, areas where their child may be having difficulty, and strategies and resources available to assist with feeding difficulties.

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List

 
Program may be available virtually
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region** Only available to Sudbury if in-person program is offered.
For Ages Children ages 0-8 years.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
  • Language
  • Preschool
  • Social Skills
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy

The  More Than Words Program was designed for parents of children on the autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.
More Than Words does this by empowering parents to help your child reach the following three goals:
- Improved social communication and back-and-forth interactions
- Improved play skills
- Improved imitation skills

As a parent and/or caregiver, here are some of the valuable things that are learned when attending the More Than Words Program:
- What motivates your child to communicate
- How to use your knowledge about your child to set appropriate and realistic goals
- How to make interactions with your child last longer
- Tips for using pictures and print to help your child’s understanding
- Strategies for how to talk so that your child understands you
- Strategies for developing your child’s play skills
- Ways to help your child make friends