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Welcome to Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantford

Autism Therapy
  Foundational Family Services  
Early Years Program 
What is the Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Program?

Autism Services Caregiver-Mediated Early Years programs are no-cost to the family, part of the government funded Foundational Family Services. These play-based and child-led programs for young children, ages 12 months to 48 months,  aim to build caregivers’ capacity to support their child’s skill development by teaching strategies that may help their young children learn new skills and meet individual goals. 

Who is eligible?

  • Your child must be a registered member of the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).

  • Eligible families will receive an invitation from the Ministry via email and/or post mail.

  • Only families with invitations are able to sign up for the program.

  • Looking for help with your registration? CLICK HERE for our 4-Step plan.

If you have received an invitation you can reach our Family Support Worker by phone at 519-753-3153 ext. 268, or by email at to plan your service.

What can I expect?

Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre offers two service option models: Social ABCs and Pivotal Response Training (PRT).

Checkout upcoming Workshops, online and in-person

Social ABCs 

This is an early intervention program in which parents learn a set of strategies for helping their Autism Spectrum  Disorder (ASD) diagnosed toddler communicate and interact socially, using play-based activities and daily routines that their child finds most motivating.

Pivotal Response Training (PRT)

A variation of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) type therapy, Pivotal Response Training focuses on more comprehensive “pivotal” areas, such as increasing a child's motivation to learn, initiate communication, and monitor their own behaviors.

Early Social Interaction/

Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports


The ESI/SCERTS model is a research-based educational approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core challenges faced by children and persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disabilities, and their families.


ESI/SCERTS focuses on building competence in:

  • Social Communication

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Transactional Support

These are the highest priorities that must be addressed in any program​

For more information about the ESI/SCERTS program please CLICK HERE to visit the website of the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).

For further information you can reach our Family Support Worker by phone at 519-753-3153 ext. 268, or by email at to share your questions, compliments or concerns.

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