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Toilet Learning

In this workshop you will learn how to recognize your child’s preparedness for toileting along with crucial guidelines you should follow as your child embarks on this learning path. We will go over how to spot trends, gather data, and develop objectives so that you can start teaching toileting. Additionally, we will discuss the approaches to take if your child is not prepared for toilet learning and how to put those approaches into practice.


Monday, March 27th: 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, April 5th: 10:00-11:00am 




Increasing Independence and Life skills

In this workshop, you will learn how to use common ABA strategies to support your child in building independence in daily living skills such as dressing, feeding, bathing, personal hygiene, and toileting. Clinicians will also review how to increase independence by strengthening communication skills, working on household chores, teaching community safety skills, and building leisure skills.


Wednesday, March 22nd: 10:00-11:00am 

Monday, April 12th: 7:00-8:00pm 




6 Must Know Topics of ABA for Caregivers

This workshop is a brief look into Applied Behaviour Analysis and 6 of the common topics which parents and caregivers can apply when selecting and teaching goals to their child/youth. Children and Youth spend the majority of their time with their parents and caregivers, which is why parents and caregivers play such a major role in the learning and development of skills. In this workshop we will highlight the importance of the parent/caregiver role, discuss what Applied Behaviour Analysis is, concepts that are important for determining the function a behaviour serves, and how to begin to address teaching skills or replacement behaviours.


Wednesday March 8th: 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday, April 20th: 10:00-11:00am 




Using Visuals to Support Routines and Transitions

In this workshop we will focus on how to use visuals and reinforcement to provide support for transitions, routines, and increasing cooperation with your learner. Caregivers will learn how to identify and select goals and reinforcers and use their learner’s motivation to engage in transitions and routines. The workshop will also cover how to create and use visual supports. 


Thursday, March 16th: 10:00-11:00am 

Wednesday, April 26th: 7:00-8:00pm 



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Ontario Autism Program – Foundational Family Services

Community Living North Halton is offering Foundational Family Services which supports capacity building for families to support their child’s learning and development. The services that will be offered are outlined below. Services are available to all families in the Ontario Autism Program at any time and are based on a family’s changing needs over time. Services will be offered in a variety of ways including virtual support and services are available to families at no cost.

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Family Resource and Clinic Days

Meet with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) or a Behaviour Clinician for an hour to discuss current challenges you are facing as it relates to challenging behaviour you are experiencing or a skill/behaviour you would like to increase or develop. The CLNH team member will discuss concepts and strategies that you can try at home to address your current concern.

*Sign up for our Clinic Day if you need help determining which of our services best suits your needs*

  • Schedule: Based on clinician/family availability (mutually agreed upon time)
  • Registration: Please use our online registration page HERE. You will receive an email confirmation to confirm your appointment.
  • Modality: Remote
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Brief Targeted Consultation

Work with CLNH’s clinical team to target a skill you are looking to increase or decrease across 3, 1 hours sessions + 1-month follow-up sessions. The Behaviour Clinician will gather information on your goal for consultation during your initial appointment. Your clinician will share strategies and problem solve with you and follow up on the outcome during your consultation sessions.

  • Schedule: Based on clinician/family availability (mutually agreed upon time) 1 approximately 1-hour initial appointment and 3, 1-hour consultation sessions + 1, 1-hour follow-up session 1 month later.
  • Registration: Please use our online form HERE and a Behaviour Clinician will contact you to set your initial appointment.
  • Modality: Remote
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Caregiver Workshops and Coaching Sessions

Behaviour Clinicians will present on a variety of topics to increase parent and caregivers’ knowledge in Applied Behaviour Analysis and related topics. Learn new concepts or refresh yourself on what you have learned in the past while having the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Behaviour Clinicians. Want to discuss more? After the workshop, sign up for an individualized coaching session with a Behaviour Clinician on the workshop topic.

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Family and Peer Mentoring

Do you have a child with ASD and are looking for help in supporting your other children? Meet with a Behaviour Clinician to review a Parent’s Guide to Supporting Siblings of individuals with ASD. Take the opportunity to share your individualized goals or concerns regarding the ASD diagnosis or sibling support and the Behaviour Clinician will provide support using resources that address your needs.

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Transition Supports

Behaviour Clinicians will support families of children and youths experiencing school based transitions, transitioning to adulthood, etc. based on the individual need of the parent/caregiver. Click the link below to fill out our questionnaire and register to meet with a Behaviour Clinician.

  • Schedule: Based on clinician/family availability (mutually agreed upon time) up to 3 consultation sessions
  • Registration Form Link
  • Modality: Remote

For more information on the Ontario Autism Program: Foundational Family services, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program-foundational-family-services

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Ontario Autism Program Entry to School Program

We are pleased to announce that Community Living North Halton is one of four agencies in Halton to deliver the NEW Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Entry to School Program. Under the Lead of ErinoakKids and in partnership with Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), and Woodview

CLNH has delivered Autism Services in Halton for over a decade and continues to grow and expand our services and supports to meet our community needs. 

The Entry to School Program is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) for children ages 3 to 5 years old entering school for the first time. This group-based, skill-building program is delivered in a 6-month block to children with Autism, and focuses on supporting children to develop school-readiness skills in the following domains: 

  • Communication – such as conversation skills, expressing wants and needs, understanding words and language, social communication, and non-verbal communication skills. 
  • Play – such as toy exploration, building independent and interactive play skills and engaging in group play/games. 
  • Social interaction – such as understanding social boundaries, interactions with peers, and learning new behaviours by observing/imitating peers
  • Functional routines – such as, following classroom routines, and self-help or daily living skills such as dressing and hygiene
  • Behavioural self-management – such as emotional regulation and waiting for turns or activities.  
  • Pre-academics, learning and attention – developing new learning skills, working and remaining within a group setting, and independent work skills

How can my child participate in the Entry to School Program?

  • Your child must be registered with the Ontario Autism Program registration form 
  • You will have to receive an MCCSS invitation letter Ensure the Ontario Autism Program email address – OAP@ontario.ca – add this email to your “safe senders” list to make sure you get the invitation. Be sure to check your spam/junk email inbox to avoid missing the invitation, and ensure your address is up to date. https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program-entry-school-program
  • Your child must be between the ages of three and six years of age as of December 31, 2022
  • Your child must be starting Kindergarten or Grade One for the first time


If your child is already enrolled in school, either part-time or full-time, they are not eligible to participate in the OAP Entry to School program.

To register for the Entry to School Program

Tel: 905-855-2690 extension 1
Toll-free: 1-877-374-6625 extension 1

Please contact Alyssa Latulippe Clinical Program Supervisor if you have any questions at alatulippe@clnh.on.ca

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Ontario Autism Program – Fee For Service

Community Living North Halton is currently offering Fee For Service programming remotely via Telehealth Services. Services include Evidence Based Behavioural Services and Additional Autism Services and Supports, both of which are eligible to Purchase with a Childhood Budget, Interim One Time Funding or private funds. If you are interested in receiving remote services and support or would like to plan ahead for in-person services once they become available, email oap@clnh.on.ca to start the process to get the support you are looking for.

For more information on the Ontario Autism Program, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program

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