Foundational Family Services

Brief Targeted Consultation
We offer sessions with our autism specialists (Family Support Coordinators) by appointment. These specialists provide consultation and coaching to families regarding approaches to learning in areas such as daily living skills including self-care; community skills, toileting, communication, and simple Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) based strategies to encourage adaptive behaviours. Specialists also may help families with accessing community services.

Learning Together: An Introduction to ABA

This series  introduces participants to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and practical positive strategies to help their children learn new behaviours and skills. Participants engage in activities and exercises to develop their skills in order to support their child’s development. All families are encouraged to participate in this series.

In addition, families have the opportunity to receive coaching sessions with a Family Support Coordinator to guide the application of their learning.

As a result of participating in this series of workshops, you will be able to:

1. Identify realistic learning goals for your child

2. Develop simple strategies to teach skills and increase desired behaviours, while decreasing undesired behaviours

3. Measure and monitor progress through practical data collection

4. Change and adjust strategies to promote positive changes in behaviour and Skills

Learning @ Home Series:

Maltby Centre, Autism Services is offering a new series of online workshops for caregivers. These workshops are designed to help parents understand concepts related to Applied Behaviour Analysis, access resources and build parent capacity.

 

Teaching Toileting Skills

In this Learning @ Home workshop participants will receive a short presentation on some general ABA strategies to begin teaching their child to toilet.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions from the facilitator which may pertain more specifically to their child.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will learn:

1. How to identify when your child is ready for toileting.

2. General ABA strategies to help teach your child toileting skills.

 

Will Pictures Help My Child to Communicate?

In this Learning @ Home Series workshop, parents and caregivers will learn from an experienced ABA Family Support Staff about communication styles and use of pictures to communicate. Parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to ask the facilitator questions related to this topic.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Identify how your child is currently communicating

2. Understand different ways we can communicate

3. Learn the first step to teaching functional communication

4. Learn about the use of pictures as a form of communication

 

Coping With Challenging Behaviour

Managing challenging behaviour can be stressful for parents/caregivers and families. It can also be a source of frustration if you are not sure how to manage the issues you are facing. This presentation is approximately an hour in length and designed to help parents/caregivers create strategies to reduce challenging behaviours by helping you understand why the behaviour is occurring in the first place and what strategies you can put into place to reduce the problem behaviour in the future.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Gain insight into what problem behaviour is

2. Understand the four functions of behaviour

3. Develop an awareness of strategies related to each function of behaviour

4. Learn how motivation and reinforcement impact behaviour

 

Completing your SSAH Form

Completing your Special Services At Home (SSAH) funding form is a virtual workshop developed to help parents/caregivers maximize the potential of this funding source. The presentation is approximately an hour in length and the SSAH form will be reviewed from start to finish. Caregivers will be emailed a copy of an online SSAH form before the presentation begins so they can fill the form out as we progress through the workshop. Within the presentation there will be opportunities for questions related to your specific family situation as it relates to the SSAH form.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Understand if you qualify for this funding source.

2. Develop an awareness of other documents you will need to submit with this application.

3. Complete your SSAH Funding form.

4. Have a basic understanding of how to manage your funds once approved.

 

Good Night, Sleep Tight!

Good Night, Sleep Tight is an online workshop for parents and caregivers dedicated to helping them problem solve common sleeping issues. Having healthy sleep patterns is essential to both parents/caregivers and children but it is often a struggle for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and thus, their families.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Understand the two main areas of sleep challenges

2. Learn and understand the importance of routines

3. Gain awareness of factors that impact sleep

4. Develop a plan to improve your child/youth’s sleep pattern

 

Play Skills

In this Learning@ Home Series workshop, parents and caregivers will learn from an experienced ABA Family Support Staff about how to discover fun and creative ways to be engaged with their child during play while focusing on specific learning goals. Parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to ask the facilitator questions related to this topic.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Describe the stages of play throughout child development

2. Explain how play may be different for children with Autism and specifically for their child.

3. Describe ways to enhance child’s environment for each stage of play.

 

Social Skills

In this Learning @ Home workshop, participants will receive a short presentation on  general Applied Behaviour Analysis strategies to help create opportunities for social skills development. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Describe the social styles and explain how social skills may be different for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

2. Describe ways to enhance child and youth’s environment to encourage social opportunities and development.

3. Describe how to plan a play date or social “hang out” time.

 

To register by email: autism@maltbycentre.ca or call 613-546-8535 x 5426

 

E-Learning

Below are links to online workshops and presentations from our experienced team of autism specialists. These videos are free for caregivers to watch at home when it’s most convenient for you. If you have questions about any of the topics covered in our videos, do not hesitate to reach out!

  1. Structured Learning at Home – Introduction
  2. Structured Learning at Home – Sock Matching
  3. Structured Learning at Home – Getting Dressed to Go Outside
  4. Structured Learning at Home – Sorting by Colour or Words
  5. Structured Learning at Home – Matching Skills
  6. Structured Learning at Home – Memory
  7. Structured Learning at Home – Car Play and Hockey

 

Other Services

Individuals or groups may request specific services from our Clinical Team and we will tailor services to their needs based on our expertise. We have an experienced team of autism specialists, including Board Certified Behaviour Analysts. Specific requests may include clinics at a location more convenient for a group of families; training for professionals; and Behavioural Assessments and Consultations.

 

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Attention Youth - If you are between the ages of 12 to 18, you are eligible to receive confidential counselling with no parental consent.

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