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Autism Services Webinar Gallery

Part of our FREE Foundational Family Services, you can stream webinar recordings at your convenience. Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre offers a collection of helpful videos that provide introduction to autism, tools for identifying behaviour, tips for improving your child's quality of life and ideas for activities you can try at home with your child.

What is Family Foundational Services?

Foundational Family Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre provide core supports for children/youth and families requesting Autism Services and are funded by the Government of Ontario. These FREE services provide resources for caregivers and families to work with their Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosed child, and participate in their child's ongoing learning and development.

 

Our Foundational Family Services and supports are:

  • Informed by evidence

  • Responsive to your family’s changing needs over time

  • Responsive to 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, (they're FREE)

Who is eligible for Foundational Family Services?

  • Children/youth age birth to 18 years, living in the province of Ontario, with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and are registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).

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

 

What do Foundational Family Services include at Lansdowne Children's Centre?

Your Autism Services registration includes the following Foundational Family Services at no-cost (they're FREE): 

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 you with:

  • Registering for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

  • Funding applications

  • Service Coordination

  • Answer any other questions you might have!

You can reach our Family Support Worker by phone at 519-753-3153 ext. 268, or by email at autism@lansdownecc.com

Clinics

Our Autism Services 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 typically 1-hour 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 do I make a clinic appointment?

You can reach our Family Support Worker by phone at 519-753-3153 ext. 268, or by email at autism@lansdownecc.com to arrange a date and time for your clinic appointment that works for you.

Groups

Are you interested in participating in a group conversation?

There are currently no group sessions on the calendar.

You can reach our Family Support Worker by phone at 519-753-3153 ext. 268, or by email at autism@lansdownecc.com to share your interest in participating in a group meeting.

Streaming Video Resources

The Autism Services Brant webinar gallery is an online video streaming resource that you can access at no-charge. This collection of helpful videos offer an introduction to autism, tools for identifying behaviour, tips for improving your child's quality of life and ideas for activities you can try at home with your child.

What can I expect?

To access each video you will be asked to register your email contact information and OAP registration number. This information is held privately and only used by Autism Services for the purpose of stat-tracking for budget requirements, and to follow up with you on your streaming video experience. Videos are hosted on YouTube.

You can reach our Family Support Worker by phone at 519-753-3153 ext. 268, or by email at autism@lansdownecc.com to share your questions, compliments or concerns.

 
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What is the Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Program?

Autism Services Caregiver-Mediated Early Years programs are FREE of charge and teach families strategies that may help their young children learn new skills and meet individual goals. These play-based and child-led programs are for young children, ages 12 months to 48 months, and aim to build caregivers’ capacity to support their child’s skill development. A program is available for a period of up to six-months per child.

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 autism@lansdownecc.com to plan your service.

What can I expect?

Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre will deliver three service option models: Social ABCs; Pivotal Response Training (PRT); and Early Social Interaction/Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports(ESI/SCERTS).

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

(ESI/SCERTS)

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 autism@lansdownecc.com to share your questions, compliments or concerns.

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Fee-For-Service supports at Lansdowne.