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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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Join Community Living North Halton’s OAP team for an online workshop on how to use strategies of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to support your child/youth’s transition to school.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

–       Overview of ABA

–       ABA strategies that can support a successful transition

–       Strategies to use with your child/youth before the school year begins

–       Important questions to ask your child/youth’s school

–       Strategies to support your child/youth while they are in school

Dates offered:

Wednesday, July 27th from 11:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday August 9th from 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesday August 17th from 11:00am-12:00pm

This workshop is offered free of charge to families registered to the Ontario Autism Program, who have an OAP registration number.

To register:

https://forms.gle/5yxargJZV2T6k4ZQA

Email: oap@clnh.on.ca

Call: 905-878-2337 x 287

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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

intake@erinoakkids.ca
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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