Toronto-area children can benefit from individualized programs implemented by highly effective Autism Partnership staff!
In order to achieve the best from the ABA intervention, Autism Partnership supports clinic-based instruction in our Toronto office. Supplementary services can be provided in schools, homes and community settings in the Toronto area. Using a team approach, each child's program is supported by multiple members. Each person is critical in achieving the best long-term outcome for the child.
Program Specialists (PS) conduct 1:1 or group intervention sessions designed to teach communication, cognitive, play, social and self-help skills. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques are utilized during all interventions. Important behavioral goals are targeted including reduction of stereotypic behavior, increasing tolerance, coping with stress and eliminating disruptive behavior. If clinically warranted, Program Specialists provide shadow support to children while they attend school or activities with friends in the community. The number of weekly intervention hours is determined by the individual needs of the child: age, functioning level, length of treatment, school placement, etc. Direct intervention ranges from 15 to 30-40 hours per week.
Program Coordinators (PC) provide assessment and program development. They monitor progress and make necessary refinements in the child's program plan. Program Coordinators supervise and assist staff and parents with proper program implementation. They support all team members and parents in becoming a "behavioral expert" for the child. PCs are also involved with data review, report writing and facilitate communication with the school program. Program Coordinators are involved with each child on an average of 10 to 16 hours per month.
Licensed Psychologists provide evaluation, program development and modification, behavioral observations and as necessary, psychological testing. Psychologists are involved in individual consultations with the family and Program Coordinator, as well as, supervision of staff throughout clinic meetings. Psychologists support family and team members an average of 2 - 4 hours per month.
Based on individual need, a child's program may also include:
Social Group Sessions and "Play Dates"
IEP Preparation and Attendance