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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.

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What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?
Handouts Recommended Websites

 

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:
  • 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
Understanding ABA Language:
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



Handouts

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:
Visual Supports:  

Recommended Websites

About Autism:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/eip/autism/index.htm Report of Recommendations (Autism/PDD)
http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer Autism Society of America
http://www.asatonline.org/ Association for Science in Autism Treatment
http://www.firstsigns.org Early Identification/Intervention for Children with Developmental Delays and Disorders

Support:
http://www.bbbautism.com Online Support Network
www.autism.net Geneva Centre in Toronto
www.parentpals.com Parents and Teachers alike can connect

Resources:
www.parentbooks.ca Offers a comprehensive selection of resources (books, videos, etc.) available for purchase online or at retail store in Toronto
https://pecs-canada.com/pecs/ Picture Exchange Communication website
www.speechteach.co.uk Speech Therapy Resources
www.do2learn.com Free Picture Symbols
www.speechtx.com Speech Therapy Activities
www.quia.com Web-based Educational Support
www.abcteach.com Education, includes free printable worksheets

Did you know?

Did you know that a toddler gets your attention by pointing at what he or she is interested in and looking back at you at about 12 months of age?

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