Notice: To protect the safety of families and staff, only urgent appointments for those clients unsuited to virtual service are being held in-person. Families with non-urgent appointments are offered the choice of virtual care.

Autism Services for 13–18 Years

Autism Services
Autism Services for 13–18 Years

What is Goal Based ABA?

  • Focuses on specific goals for children that can be addressed in 1-8 hours per week
  • Depending on the goal(s) service can be delivered in multiple ways: 1:1, groups, workshops with an emphasis on parent/caregiver training/consultation.
  • A screening process will be applied to confirm eligibility for this program. The reduction of challenging behaviours, including aggression to self or others, will not be a specific goal area addressed within this program. (please see urgent)
  • Some common goals include: (not an exhaustive list)
    • attending appointments
    • social interactions
    • toileting
    • personal hygiene
    • school and job readiness
    • language
    • communication
    • Independent living skills such as dressing or eating with a utensil
  • If you don’t see your specific goal- please call.


How it Works?

  • When a space is available, a clinician will call you to arrange an appointment.
  • Your child will receive individualized assessment
  • Your youth will receive individualized assessment
  • There will be an emphasis upon parent involvement and training for parents to feel confident in continuing with skill building when treatment is done.
  • There will be an emphasis upon parent involvement and training to generalize skills into a variety of environments and people.
  • Assessment and treatment will be supervised by a BCBA

Treatment will be provided at a location most suitable for the selected goals, including Lansdowne (39 Mt. Pleasant St., Brantford), home or community.

Additional costs for mileage and travel time apply for home or community locations.

If you think your child would benefit from Goal-Based ABA click here (LCC referral form) or contact us at

What is it?

Foundational Family Services aim to give you more tools to work with your child and participate in their ongoing learning and development through services and supports that are:

  • informed by evidence
  • are responsive to your family’s changing needs over time and your child’s needs, strengths and developmental stage
  • offered in a variety of ways, including virtual, self-directed, in-person or group-based
  • provided at no-cost

Who is eligible for Foundational Family Services?

  • Live in Ontario
  • Have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 0-18 years
  • Registered with the Ontario Autism Program

Foundational Family Services include: 

Family Support Worker

Our Family Support Worker (FSW) is here to help children, youth and their families’ access appropriate autism services and supports quickly and easily. Our FSW can help with:

  • Registering for the OAP
  • Funding applications
  • Service Coordination
  • Answer any other questions you might have!

Please contact Ely MacDonald @ 519-753-3153 ext. 268 or


What is it?

Clinics are brief-targeted consultations that allow families to meet with a clinician to discuss potential strategies that will aid in developing a skill.

A clinic is 1 hr. in length and can include 1-2 follow-ups.

Due to this service being so short- complex and challenging behavior cannot be addressed with this service.

How it works?

Please contact our Family Support Worker to set up a date and time that works for you.

Ely MacDonald @ 519-753-3153 ext. 268 or  


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If you have any questions contact our Family Support worker  @ 519-753-3153 ext. 268 or

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