What is Foundational Family Services?
Foundational Family Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre provide core supports for children and youth and their families requesting Autism Services. They are no-charge to the family 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?
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)
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a date and time for your clinic appointment that works for you.
Are you interested in participating in a group conversation?
You can reach our Family Support Worker by phone at 519-753-3153 ext. 268, or by email at email@example.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.
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.