Keeping you updated on the Autism Behavioral Classroom (ABC) School Program.
The ABC Program focuses on foundational learning skills such as group instruction, literacy, essential school behaviours. and functional communication. If your child can follow instructions, and has a basic functional communicative repertoire, the ABC Program could be a stepping-stone to help solidify these pre-requisite learning skills. This program is offered to learners between the ages of 4-8 years old, who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and must have an OAP number. More information can be found here: https://maltbycentre.ca/oap-core-clinical-services/
This program runs Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 8:30am-2:30pm at Rideau Heights Public School. It is staffed with 1 Limestone District Schoolboard Classroom Teacher and Educational Assistant, 3 Maltby Centre Autism Service Therapists and oversight by 1 Maltby Centre Clinical Supervisor.
The ABC Program was previously priced at $18,000 per semester. We learned in August that the programs was fully funded by the government for the first semester and is offered at a cost of $0 to families who have an OAP number. As of September 22nd, the program is fully funded for the second semester as well! **Cost is subject to change for future semesters in 2024 and beyond..
The fall/winter semester for September 2023 through January 2024 is full. We are accepting applications for the winter/spring semester (Starting February 5th, 2024) until November 23rd, 2023. There are a few available spots that are accepted on clinical assessment and first come first serve basis. If you are interested or want to learn more, please either reply to this email, and/or contact [email protected]
Referrals will be closing as of Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 at 4:30pm