Caregiver Mediated Early Years

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Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)

is an evidence-based intervention program for children (12-48 months) at the start of intervention. The focus is on communication and social engagement.
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Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement and Regulation (JASPER)

targets core early developmental skills for young children (12-48 months) with autism to improve age-appropriate play skills, engagement with others and communication development
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Social ABC's

For: children (12 to 42 months) at the start of the intervention and who have social communication difficulties

Caregiver-mediated early years (C-MEY) programs support families with young children (aged 12 to 48 months) diagnosed with autism to learn new skills and meet individualized goals. 

TVCC has partnered with five organizations in southwestern Ontario to deliver the C-MEY program to parents and caregivers whose children are registered with the Ontario Autism Program.

In the Caregiver-Mediated model, parents and caregivers learn therapeutic strategies and specific techniques from professionals based on their child’s individual needs. The programs aim to build parents’ and caregivers’ capacity to support their child’s skill development in:

  • social interaction
  • play
  • communication
  • emotional development
  • adaptive development and self-help skills

The programs are play-based, child-led and developmentally appropriate. Programs are free of charge and available for up to six months per child.

Access to Services

Please note, families must receive an invitation from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services through the Government of Ontario before participating in C-MEY.

Have you received an invitation? Remember to check your email spam and junk folders!

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Once you have received the letter of invitation, register for the Caregiver-Mediated Early Years program by completing TVCC’s online Intake and Referral form.

If you have questions or need help completing the form, contact Samantha McCarthy, C-MEY Program Coordinator, at:

  • Email: Samantha.McCarthy [at]
  • Call: 866-590-8822 ext 53777
  • Text: 519-953-5680

You will be asked for your OAP Client Reference Number when you register for this program.

Contact abs [at] for information about registering with the OAP.

What to Expect

If you register for C-MEY using TVCC’s online Intake and Referral form, we will call to speak with you about the programs we offer and help you decide which is the right fit for your child and family.

After choosing a program, you will be connected with an experienced clinician from TVCC and/or one of our five partner agencies providing C-MEY in southwestern Ontario.

Our Partners


For More Information

Questions? Email us at abs [at] (subject: Questions%20about%20Caregiver-Mediated%20Early%20Years%20program)  

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