Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources for Families
For information on Autism Services offered at ErinoakKids, please click here.
This collection of resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been curated by the trained autism therapists and clinicians of ErinoakKids. We hope that these resources are helpful to ErinoakKids clients, families, community partners, and others working with children and youth with autism.
What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a scientific and evidence-based approach for working with individuals with ASD, and is the approach that underpins autism services at ErinoakKids. ABA uses the principles of human behaviour and focuses on the relationship between environment, behaviour, and consequences. Changes to behaviour with ABA are accomplished by increasing desirable skills or decreasing undesirable ones.
Therapists, parents, educators and others can use the principles of ABA to:
Understanding ABA Language:
- Help prevent challenging behaviours
- Increase positive behaviours
- Provide structure and routine
- Help build skills
- Enhance motivation
- Help achieve independence
- Increases ability to transfer skills in different settings
Reinforcement – Motivating a child
Prompting- Providing Assistance
Fading – Reducing Assistance
Generalization – Transferring Skills
Antecedent Strategies – Proactive strategies implemented before the behaviour develops
Functional Behaviour Assessment – Determining the reason for a behaviour
Please note that these resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health-care provider.
Autism Spectrum Disorder:
Social Narratives and Resources:
Report of Recommendations (Autism/PDD)
Autism Society of America
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
Early Identification/Intervention for Children with Developmental Delays and Disorders
Online Support Network
Geneva Centre in Toronto
Parents and Teachers alike can connect
Offers a comprehensive selection of resources (books, videos, etc.) available for purchase online or at retail store in Toronto
Picture Exchange Communication website
Speech Therapy Resources
Free Picture Symbols
Speech Therapy Activities
Web-based Educational Support
Education, includes free printable worksheets