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 6–12 Years

Autism Services
Autism Services for 6–12 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, group and playdates 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
  • A Behavior Service Plan (BSP) will be created that will outline appropriate skill-building goals
  • 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

 Intensive ABA treatment is 6+ hours and/or a minimum of 3 scheduled appointments per week. Treatment is primarily provided at a 1:1 child to therapist ratio with daily opportunities for interaction and play with peers.

Children will be taught essential skills and the management of challenging behaviours, working across several developmental domains including:

  • language
  • communication
  • play
  • social interactions
  • personal hygiene
  • toileting
  • school-readiness

Individualized assessment will determine specific goals for your child before treatment begins. There will be an emphasis upon parent involvement and training within this intervention.

Therapy will be provided at the main Lansdowne Children’s Centre site (39 Mt. Pleasant St., Brantford). Additional costs for mileage and travel time apply for home or community locations.

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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