Autism

For more than 25 years we have been providing autism services for children and youth. We’re here to help you on your autism journey with expertise, advice and understanding. We're an accredited, full-service agency with mental health supports. We offer one-on-one and group services. Plus parent support and coaching. You have questions, we have answers on everything from social skills to sleeping. Contact us for more information or to get started on your journey.

Workshops

Register for one of our workshops or webinars on a variety of subjects. Just click on the link below to go to our Calendar.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Autism@MaltbyCentre

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Glossary

25 November 2021

The words we use in autism services can be a challenge for those who don’t know what they mean. There’s a lot to learn about everything from what “the Spectrum” means to what reinforcement is. Here’s a handy glossary of key terms and what they mean. Spectrum Autism exists on a spectrum, which means that …

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Getting Started

25 November 2021

Where to start? Getting an Autism diagnosis for your child can be a challenge. Here, our experts give you a place start on everything from how to register with the Ontario Autism program to getting a tax credit. OAP Numbers Ontario Autism Program numbers are a reference number you receive once you have registered with …

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Parent’s Guide to The Holiday Season for kids with Autism

25 November 2021

Helpful advice from the experts at the Maltby Centre Autism Team It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! But Christmas for kids with autism can be challenging for parents and caregivers. The autism experts at the Maltby Centre have published a new Parent’s Guide to The Holiday Season for kids with Autism to help. …

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Services

Services for Early Learners (under 6 years)

Early Behavioural Intervention: ABA

This individualized, intensive therapy for children under 6 years of age uses Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and is delivered in our Child Centre. Our Clinical team conducts individualized assessments and interventions for each child. Instructor Therapists work directly with the children under the supervision of Clinical Supervisors. Individual and group intensive intervention is provided anywhere from 1 to 20 hours per week.

Early Behavioural Intervention: ABC Classroom

The ABC program is a partnership with the Limestone District School Board for a therapeutic classroom at J.G Simcoe School. Children enter the Classroom for up to 3 days a week and attend 2 days a week in their home school. The purpose is to develop skills useful in the home school environment and to extend the learning of previous comprehensive services.

Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Program: Project ImPACT

The Maltby Centre and a coalition of agencies across Southeastern Ontario have been selected by the Government of Ontario to deliver Project ImPACT – an evidence-based program to teach parents of young children with autism how to improve their child’s social communication skills. Each family will be supported by trained professionals over a short, intense interval. The curriculum includes group and individual components. Children ages 12 to 48 months with Autism who have received an invitation letter from the Ontario Autism Program may register.

Services for Children and Youth (5 - 18 years)

Community Behavioural Autism Services

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. The clinical recommendations may involve the therapists working directly with child/youth, focus solely on supporting parents and caregivers or very often a combination of both.

PEERS®

The PEERS® curriculum is an evidence-based social skills training for adolescents and teens with autism. There are two sessions per week, which involve either the parent/caregivers or the youth/teens. Participants learn a variety of important social skills across the 14-week duration.

Secret Agent Society

The Secret Agent Society is an evidence-based curriculum designed to target social and emotional needs through game learning. It includes small group child/youth sessions and parent group meetings, combined with real-life practice missions and monitored skill development across a variety of environments.

Services for Parents & Caregivers

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Foundational Family Support Workshops

Workshops are provided free of charge to families with an OAP number who reside in Ontario. Our autism experts provide workshops on a variety of topics to build parent capacity. Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to book a follow-up 1:1 session to troubleshoot the application of workshop skills/content to their family.
See our Calendar for more information.

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Brief Targeted Consultation

We offer sessions with our autism experts by appointment. They can provide consultation and coaching to families on a variety of subjects including self-care; community skills, communication and more. We also offer simple Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) based strategies to encourage adaptive behaviours and can help with accessing community services.

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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!

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6hUQY8TzFlG02TF72hQoqLgRdZnAzFCX

Check out our eLearning Playlist at our YouTube Channel

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