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


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.


  • 3 to 8
Help with
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Independence


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.


1 hour group workshop, with up to 4 hours individual follow-up coaching

Session dates

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