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Autism Services at ErinoakKids

On Feb. 6, 2019 the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program. Please click here to learn more about the new program on the MCCSS website.
 
Although the funding model is changing, ErinoakKids will continue to offer autism services at our three sites, delivered by qualified, caring professionals. For almost twenty years, families have relied on us to help their children grow, develop and reach their full potential. We are committed to continue providing these essential services. Thank you for your patience as we’ve been working through the implications of the new program and how we can best continue to serve children with autism and their families.

 

Our Autism Service Offerings

We have a selection of services available for purchase* that are designed to meet the diverse needs of children with autism. 

Your services can also be enhanced with speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and social work services, providing an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. All services are offered under one roof, at any one of our three sites.

Please click on the program titles for more details, including a description of the program, timing, and cost.



Services Available For Purchase Now 

ABA Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom
Focused Consultation Services for Children and Youth
Focused Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behaviours
Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI)
Childcare Before and After Programs - Package Add On
Essential Foundations
Communication Package (for children under 6 years of age)
Communication Package (for children aged 6 - 12)
Kindergarten Readiness Group (ages 3 - 5) 
Social Communication Group Level 1 (ages 3 - 6 or 7 - 12)
Social Communication Group Level 2 (ages 3 - 6 or 7 - 12)
Stay and Play Groups - Introduction to Respite (up to age 12) 
Sports and Games Group (age 7 - 12) New for fall!
Self-Regulation Group (ages 6 - 12)  New for fall!
 

Help in Choosing Services for Your Child

Orientation and Family Service Planning Session (FREE) 
Early Intervention Information Session (FREE)


 



Other Clinical Services Available

As always, children living in our catchment areas (Peel, Halton, Dufferin County) who are receiving autism services from ErinoakKids will be able to access any other rehabilitation or treatment services for which they qualify, at no additional cost, such as speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, or social work services at the same location they receive autism services—whether that be at our location in Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville. Please call 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and press 4 to speak with one of our team members to learn more.

 

You are Welcome at ErinoakKids!

All of our autism services will be available to any child with autism, regardless of where they live. Our qualified therapists would love to help families living near our Brampton, Mississauga, and Oakville sites, but we also welcome families from Vaughan, Etobicoke, Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph and beyond. 

As one of the pioneers in providing autism services in Ontario, and as the largest provider of those services in the province, we have deep expertise and proven success in helping tens of  thousands of children with autism achieve their full potential. All ErinoakKids autism programs are clinically supervised by Psychologists and Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs). If you’re a parent or guardian of a child with autism, we look forward to working with you!

 

We are Ready to Help You 

If you would like to speak with us about any of our new autism service packages, please call us and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members. If you are waiting for a diagnosis, you can also speak to us about getting started with Early Intervention. We’re ready to take your calls Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Phone: 905-855-2690 then press 4
Toll Free: 1-877-374-6625 then press 4 




Questions About How to Maximize Your Childhood Budget?


As the new program rolls out and you receive your childhood budget allocation, please know that we are here as a resource for you. We would be pleased to offer our advice on how to maximize the impact of your budget for your child, whether or not you choose to purchase services from us.

 

Information for Completing the Ontario Autism Program Childhood Budget Form

Families who have been on the waiting list for the Ontario Autism Program will be mailed a Childhood Budget Information Letter, with a code, when they become eligible for funding. In that letter, families are directed to complete a form on the Ministry’s website called the Ontario Autism Program Childhood Budget Form.

Step 5 of the Ontario Autism Program Childhood Budget Form asks families to choose how they wish to receive their funding. One of the options is to have the Ministry issue all or some of your funding directly to a service provider of your choice. If you would like to have some or all of your Childhood Budget sent directly to ErinoakKids for your child’s services, here is the information required for that form:
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
1230 Central Parkway West
Mississauga, Ontario    L5C 0A5
childhoodbudget@erinoakkids.ca   905-855-2690


This is what the data looks like on the form:
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Please leave the Unit Number, PO Box, and Cell Phone fields blank. Please use this address regardless of whether you wish to receive services at our Brampton, Mississauga or Oakville site—it is our administrative address.
 

Links for those finishing off their service contracts from the OAP in effect until March 31, 2019:
 
To upload DFO documents, please click here.
To upload transitional funding documents, please click here.

Autism

 

Autism Service Packages Available Now at ErinoakKids


ABA Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom
Children will participate in an enhanced preschool/full day kindergarten program that focuses on creating an environment that will help them to explore and learn the skills needed to be successful in a classroom environment.  

Skills focused on in this program are:
  • Communication/language
  • Activities of daily living
  • Social/play
  • Group instruction
  • Transitions/classroom routines

Your child will participate in a preschool/kindergarten classroom in a supportive and therapeutic learning environment, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

Package includes: 
  • individual assessment 
  • your choice of five or ten months of classroom sessions
  • school collaboration meeting to successfully transition child to school

This program is for: Children up to the age of 6, with a diagnosis of autism

Timing: Sessions run in five month blocks, from September to January and from February to June
Half day hours are 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Full day hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

A before and after care program may be available for an additional fee, if there is sufficient interest. 

Service Options:
Five months of morning or afternoon classroom = $13,000 
Five months of full day classroom = $26,000
Ten months of morning or afternoon classroom = $25,000
Ten months of full day classroom = $50,000

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 
Focused Consultation Services for Children and Youth
Supports parents in gaining the knowledge and skills to address their children’s difficulties around sleep, feeding, toileting, and challenging behaviours.
 
ErinoakKids is committed to empowering parents/caregivers to address their children’s difficulties around sleep, feeding, toileting, and challenging behaviours in a supportive and consultative environment.

These consultation services at ErinoakKids are based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), and leverage parent coaching opportunities.

Package includes:
  • Needs and strengths assessment
  • Customized workshop for parents/caregivers, to address the area of focus (e.g. sleep/feeding/toileting/challenging behaviours).
  • Further supports (based on the need of child and parent/caregiver) include your choice of three or five individualized coaching sessions, in your home, to:
    • Assess the area of concern and develop specific goals together
    • Provide hands-on coaching for parents/caregivers to address the area of difficulty

This program is for: Parents/caregivers of children up to age 12 with a diagnosis of autism

Service Options:
A: One (2 hour) Needs and Strength Assessment, one (2 hour) workshop and three (2 hour) consultation sessions = $1,300
B: One (2 hour) Needs and Strength Assessment, one (2 hour) workshop and five (2 hour) consultation sessions = $1,900

Travel to your home for assessment and consultations is included.

Timing: Group workshop (dates TBA), followed by three or five individualized coaching sessions for parent/caregiver, in your home, over three months.

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites; your own home; community. 

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4

Focused Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behaviours
Short term intervention meant to address an immediate need (e.g., aggression towards others, tantrums, property destruction, self-injury) in home, school, or community. This is a unique service that targets a child’s more extreme behavior, which can make daily life difficult for a child and family. The goal is to make your lives as healthy, enjoyable, and productive as possible.

Using the principles of ABA, therapists will conduct an assessment, and then develop a treatment plan to reduce inappropriate behaviors and increase socially appropriate behaviors. Parent and clinician partnerships are the key to the success of this service.

This program is for: Children up to the age of 18, with a diagnosis of autism

Package includes: 
  • One (2 hour) Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA) with a Board Certified Behaviour analyst (BCBA)
  • Ten (2 hour) treatment and/or consultation sessions with an Instructor Therapist
  • Supervision of treatment by a BCBA
  • Written behaviour plan 
  • Travel to your home

Service Options:
$4,300 per client

Location: Your home

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4

Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI)
ErinoakKids is committed to offering programs based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). As supported by research, our Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) services have been designed to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in building critical foundational skills.  

Children will be taught essential skills including: communication, developing social/play skills, learning readiness, daily living skills, self-regulation, and the management of challenging behaviour. Programming is delivered in a mix of small group and 1:1 formats, helping the child learn to learn in a variety of different learning environments, in preparation for transitioning to school.

ErinoakKids IBI programs are supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) providing clinical oversight and ensuring best practices in service.  

This program is for: Children up to the age of 12, with a diagnosis of autism

Package includes: individual assessment and goal setting, and parent coaching sessions

Timing:
Service runs year-round (with rolling starts) and can be purchased for 3 or 6 months at a time, at a frequency of 15 hours (half days) or 35 hours (full days) per week. 

Monday to Friday:
5 mornings 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
or
5 afternoons  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
or
Full days 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A before and after care program may be available for an additional fee, if there is sufficient interest. 

Service Options:
15 hours per week for 3 months = $10,000
35 hours per week for 3 months = $23,000
15 hours per week for 6 months = $20,000
35 hours per week for 6 months = $46,000

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4


Childcare Before and After Programs - Package Add On
Add before or after care to your Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) or ABA-Based Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom Packages.
 
Before and after care provides a safe and convenient childcare option for families who wish to drop their child off before their service starts, and/or pick up after their service ends. Childcare is provided in a group setting with qualified staff. Children will have access to unstructured leisure activities during this time.
 
This program is for: Children registered in Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) or ABA-Based Preschool/Kindgergarten Classroom Packages
 
Timing: Beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2019 this service runs year-round, Monday to Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
 
Service Options:
A:  Before Program Childcare = $75/week
B:  After Program Childcare =  $75/week
C:  Before and After Program Childcare (available for children in full-day programs) = $150/week
 
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4.


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Essential Foundations
Essential Foundations offers an introduction to Autism treatment in the natural environment, for young children and their parents.

Essential Foundations service puts parents in the driver’s seat, helping to boost their confidence in supporting their children from the very beginning of their journey in autism services. Parents are coached on developing their children’s foundation skills (e.g. communication, self-help, play and leisure) and how best to respond to challenging behaviours.

This program is for: Children up to the age of 6, with a diagnosis of autism

Package includes:
•    Needs and strengths assessment
•    One (2 hour) parent coaching session per week for 12 weeks (travel to your home included)
•    Play Group/Introduction to Respite Bundle consisting of four (2 hour) respite sessions

Timing: Twelve weeks, start date TBA

Service Options: $4,400 per child

Location: Coaching sessions will be in the participant’s home. Play group/respite will be at ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites.

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 
 
Communication Package (for children under 6 years of age)
The focus of this service package is on increasing social and/or communicative behaviour to improve social relationships and access to the social environment for your child. Your service begins with an initial needs and strengths assessment, conducted by a Speech Language Pathologist, to assist with individualized goal planning. Twenty hours (ten (2 hour) sessions) of individual intervention, delivered by an Instructor Therapist, to address your child’s communication goals is included. In addition, your child will have access to a Social Communication Group for eight (2 hour) sessions, as well as a Play Group/Respite Bundle of four (2 hour) sessions, to give you a bit of respite while your child plays in a safe environment. A Speech Language Pathologist is available to provide support and advice on various communication systems, if needed. 
 
This program is for: Children up to age 6 with a diagnosis of autism

Service Options: $4,800

Timing: Six months

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 

Communication Package (for children ages 6 - 12)
The focus of this service package is on increasing social and/or communicative behaviour to improve social relationships and access to the social environment for your child. Your service begins with an initial needs and strengths assessment, conducted by a Speech Language Pathologist, to assist with individualized goal planning. Twenty hours (ten (2 hour) sessions) of individual intervention delivered by an Instructor Therapist to address your child’s communication goals is included. In addition, your child will have access to a Social Communication Group for eight (2 hour) sessions. We are also available to participate in a meeting with your child’s school to collaborate on supports for communication skills and/or on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The Speech Language Pathologist is available to provide support and advice on various communication systems, if needed.

This program is for: Children ages 6 – 12 years with a diagnosis of autism

Service Options: $4,600

Timing: Six months

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4

Kindergarten Readiness Group (ages 3 - 5)
This service was developed to provide an opportunity for children to develop kindergarten readiness skills including play, self-regulation and social skills, and to support a successful transition to school. This group series of eight (two hour) sessions encourages full parent involvement so you can build your tool box of strategies to continue to support your child at home and in other environments. Our clinicians support each family to identify goal areas and then target those areas through various play activities and kindergarten-type routines such as snack and circle time. Experienced clinicians will be coaching and modelling various teaching strategies to support these areas of development.

This program is for: Children ages 3 – 5  years with a diagnosis of autism

Service options: $650

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 

 
Social Communication Group Level 1 (ages 3-6 or 7-12)
This group focuses on developing positive interactions within play activities, understanding and expanding motivation, and developing and increasing functional communication skills.  Parents will have the opportunity to engage with their children with the support of a clinician during the sessions, focusing on using ABA strategies to build socially appropriate skills. During the sessions, the focus is put on children starting to play beside one another, copy each other, take turns and tidy up after play. Our experienced clinicians will facilitate structured activities to encourage early co-operation, pretend play and rule following.
Following eight (two hour) sessions, families will receive recommendations on how to continue building their children’s communication and social skills at home and in the community.

This program is for: Children ages 3 – 12 years with a diagnosis of autism

Service Options: $650

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 
Social Communication Group Level 2 (ages 3-6 or 7-12)
This group teaches children co-operative play, playing games with specific sets of “rules”, negotiating conflict with friends, and becoming more independent with play. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to interact with peers, build on their communication and group skills, and participate in games and activities popular for their age group at school and in the community. Experienced clinicians will facilitate activities to encourage positive peer interactions, communication, and co-operative game play and will share strategies for families to foster their children’s social communication skills. 
Following eight (two hour) sessions, families will be provided with strategies to encourage making and keeping friends, and successfully participating in group activities in the community.

This program is for: Children ages 3 – 12 years with a diagnosis of autism

Service Options: $650

Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites

Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 
 
Stay and Play Groups - Introduction to Respite (up to age 12) 
The Stay ‘n Play Group series provide opportunities for children to interact with peers, toys and activities in a relaxed and fun environment with experienced staff and volunteers. Learning to self-regulate in the absence of a parent may also be a goal area in these groups, as your child may not be used to being without a parent. Should a child require support with separating from a parent, coaching and support from experienced staff will be available during any of the Stay ‘n Play Groups. Parents and caregivers are welcome to participate in the group or leave their child to have fun in the group while they explore the Longo’s Family Resource Centre (Monday to Friday) or leave the centre and return to pick up their child at its conclusion. This program consists of eight (two hour) sessions.

This program is for: Children up to age 12 with a diagnosis of autism

Timing: Eight Weeks

Service Options: $500

Location: Select whichever ErinoakKids site works best for you – Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville
 
Registration: Sign up for Stay and Play Groups today by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 
Sports and Games Group (ages 7 - 12 years)
The Sports and Games Group is designed to increase your child’s familiarity with recreational sports and build their social and life skills for day-to-day interactions with siblings and peers at school. The eight week program Introducing Young AthletesTM curriculum developed by Special Olympics Canada uses games, songs, and play activities to develop motor, social and cognitive skills.  ErinoakKids’ Behaviour Clinicians lead the group and use ABA strategies to increase participation and build physical, social, and team skills, including following group rules, taking direction from peers, and learning how to win and lose with good manners. This group is most appropriate for children who enjoy playing sports and doing physical exercise.

Package includes: Eight (2 hour) sessions
 
This program is for: Children ages 7 -12 years with a diagnosis of autism
 
Service Options: $650 per client
 
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites
 
Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4
 
Self-Regulation Group (ages 6 - 12 years)
Clinicians will use evidence-based treatment approaches to assist children to learn to regulate their emotions and behaviours. Focus is on developing a child’s ability to identify their emotions related to certain situations, their behaviour related to those emotions, and how to move from escalated emotional states to calm emotional states without inappropriate behaviour (e.g. how to use a breathing exercise to reduce frustration instead of throwing items). Working in groups, in a safe and protected environment, participants will be encouraged to play-out highly frustrating situations and receive direct instruction from a Behaviour Clinician to practise alternative and more appropriate behaviours.  Children will learn to sort problems into small, medium, and large, identify options for solutions, and practise those options in different situations, such as  losing at a game, not getting ‘picked’, and not being first in line.
 
Package includes: Eight (2 hour) sessions
 
This program is for: Children ages 6 to 12 with a diagnosis of autism who need support in regulating their emotions and behaviours
 
Service Options: $650 per client
 
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton, Mississauga, or Oakville sites
Registration: Register now by calling 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and pressing 4

Help in Choosing Services for Your Child


Orientation and Family Service Planning Session FREE OF CHARGE
This two hour session will introduce you to the new fee-for-service options at ErinoakKids. You will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of our facility and learn about the unique environments and programs we have to promote your child’s learning. During this session, our experienced clinicians will be available to sit with you to discuss goals that you may have for your child and make suggestions for appropriate services and supports. Whether you are just starting to shop around for services or you are ready to purchase a service package on the spot, this opportunity is for you! 

Upcoming sessions:

Oakville: 2000 Glenorchy Road, Oakville
  • More dates will be announced soon.
Mississauga: 1230 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
  • More dates will be announced soon
Brampton: 10145 McVean Drive, Brampton
  • More dates will be announced soon
If you’re interested in attending please call 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and press 4, and our staff will take your information.

Early Intervention Information Session FREE OF CHARGE

A special information sessions for families of young children (36 months and under) who have questions about how to help their child who has a diagnosis of autism or is exhibiting some of the signs of autism. Whether you are awaiting an autism diagnostic assessment for your child or your child is newly diagnosed, we want to share information about evidence-based treatment options so you feel better equipped to make informed choices. We will highlight one type (or group) of  interventions called Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) that we have found to work particularly well for children 36 months and under.  NDBI is about parents’ active involvement in developing their children’s skills at an early age, specifically in the areas of communication and language. This approach focuses on coaching parents on ways to engage their children in their natural home environment, within their daily routines and activities such as mealtime, bath time and chores. Parents will learn about strategies for increasing their children’s active engagement and have the opportunity to ask questions about how to get started with helping their child at an early age.

These sessions will be hosted by clinicians who have specialized training and are certified to deliver a specific type of NDBI. 

Participants in this information session will be eligible to sign up for a series of free webinars about early intervention for young children with signs of, or a diagnosis of, autism.

This program is for: Families of young children (birth to 36 months) with signs, or a diagnosis, of autism. Children are welcome to attend, as we will have clinicians facilitating fun activities! 
 
Upcoming sessions:

Brampton: 10145 McVean Drive, Brampton
  • Coming soon
Mississauga: 1230 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
  • Coming soon
Oakville: 2000 Glenorchy Road, Oakville
  • Coming soon
If you are interested in attending, or if you can’t attend but would like to discuss early intervention for your child,  please call 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) and press 4.  
 

Payment Details

*Payment may be made over the phone by credit card, or in person by debit or credit card, and is due at time of booking. Many services offered will be eligible for the childhood budget provided through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services; please verify eligibility prior to purchase. Please note that, except in extenuating circumstances, customer purchases are final. 

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