Community Behavioural Autism Services (CBAS)
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services are offered to children and youth of all ages in a variety of environments, including the home, the community, in our Centre and virtually. Our Clinical team works with caregivers to develop individualized assessments and focused interventions for each child. Therapists may work directly with the children under the supervision of Clinical Supervisors. Caregivers are guided to support and extend their child’s learning across a variety of environments through individualized mediator training. Caregivers learn to apply the principles of ABA to promote learning and positive behaviour change.
The PEERS® curriculum is an evidence-based social skills training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . There are two distinct sessions per week, which first involve the parent/caregiver, followed by the group session for the youth/teen. Participants learn a variety of important social skills across the 14-week duration and are encouraged and supported to transfer skills learned in group into their everyday lives. Maltby Centre has UCLA certified PEERS® facilitators who received specialized training to deliver in person or virtually (through a video platform). This evidence-based group curriculum requires parents and youth that are highly motivated to participate and learn how to handle more complex social situations.
How do I access CBAS or PEERS®?
Initial meeting and clinical observation
We offer an initial introductory meeting (no fee) with an Autism Family Support Coordinator to provide you 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.
Skills groups (ages 6 to 17 years)
A variety of skill building groups for children and youth are offered throughout the year at our Centre or in another location. These groups include social skills groups for all ages, emotional regulation groups, and workshops for teens on relevant topics. Caregivers are guided to support and extend their child or youth’s learning across a variety of environments. Therapists conduct caregiver sessions during and after the groups.
How do I know if my child is ready for group?
We will help you determine if they are ready. Some children and youth are not ready for a group, which is why we ask all families to complete the application package to help us understand your child’s needs and readiness.
How do I know if my child has been selected for a group?
We review all requests and inform families that applications have been received. You will be contacted when a suitable group is available for your child or youth.
For questions or additional information regarding the program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-546-8535 x5426.
How do I apply? Download and fill out the application here and submit to email@example.com
Find out which services are the best fit for you
Reach out today by filling out the form below or calling us at 1.844.855.8340. One of our highly-specialized Autism Family Supports Coordinators would be happy to walk you through the services that would be the best fit for you.