Autism Services – Learning @ Home: Teaching Your Child Improved Communication


Maltby Centre is now offering a series of online workshops for parents and caregivers! These workshops are designed to help parents understand concepts related to Applied Behaviour Analysis, access resources and increase overall parent capacity. This online workshop is for parents living in Ontario with a valid OAP registration number.

How does your child communicate when they want something? Do they point at an item or pull you toward the item? Do they scream, cry, or use other challenging behaviour to have their needs met? We can help you encourage your child to start using new methods to communicate, by teaching you some strategies to jumpstart a child’s communication skills. As part of Foundational Family Services, you may choose to meet for an individual session with a Family Support Coordinator following this presentation to help you apply the content of this workshop to your specific family situation.

As a result of participating in the workshop, you will be able to:
• Define communication and the effect of autism
• List three possible communication systems for nonverbal children, and the advantages and disadvantages of each
• Practice using specific strategies to teach and expand your child’s early communication


Parents and caregivers of children/youth with autism in KFL&A with a valid OAP number.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.


This is a virtual workshop offered on Zoom. Links to join on your phone, tablet, or computer will be sent a day prior to the event.


To access this workshop, or a follow up session, you will need a valid Ontario Autism Program Reference number. If you do not have an OAP Reference number please contact the Maltby Centre at 613 546 8535 and ask to speak to a Family Support Coordinator.

This is a free workshop.

To register:

Please click here to register. 

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