Initial meeting and clinical observation
We offer an Initial introductory meeting (no fee) with a staff member to give an overview of services. A short behavioural observation (no fee) may be arranged after this initial meeting if needed. A Clinical Supervisor and the caregivers observe the child with a Therapist to help inform general clinical recommendations for service.

Family Support Sessions
We offer sessions with our autism specialists (Family Support Coordinators). 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 ABA based strategies to encourage adaptive behaviours. Specialists also may help families with accessing community services.

Caregiver Workshops and Support
We offer a variety of caregiver workshops on relevant topics such as sleep issues, eating challenges, Introduction to ABA, and more. Each workshop includes in home sessions in order to apply learning to the individual child or youth. We recommend the Introduction to ABA as a starting point for those families unfamiliar with the principles and their application — see more details about the Introduction to ABA workshop below.

Learning Together: An Introduction to ABA

This series of four, 3 hour sessions or two, 6 hour sessions introduces participants to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and practical positive strategies to help their children learn new behaviours and skills. We cover the basics of defining, selecting, and measuring behaviour using reinforcement, prompting and breaking tasks down into component steps. 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 purchase coaching sessions with the presenters in order to guide caregivers in applying 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 to 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

Dates:
Series 1: Tuesdays February 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th – 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. (light refreshments provided)
Series 2: Saturday February 22nd and Saturday March 7th – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – (light lunch provided)
Location: Maltby Centre, 31 Hyperion Court, Kingston, ON K7K 7G3
Cost: Workshop: $40.00
Coaching Sessions: $55 per hour
Register by email: autism@maltbycentre.ca or call 613-546-8535 x 5426

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.

Helping Families Like Yours is Our Priority

With the transition to the new Ontario Autism Program, we are in the process of determining which services we will be offering in addition to Behavioral Services. If you are a parent or caregiver, please complete our survey so that we can understand which services would be the most beneficial to you.
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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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