Autism and Behavioural Services Resources

Families registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) can consult with an Autism & Behavioural Services (ABS) Family & Community Consultant to better understand how to apply the ABA strategies described in the videos and resources below at home.

To book a 45-minute consultation session, please email ffs [at] tvcc.on.ca

Our top 10 most popular tip sheets (*) are now available in 5 additional languages: Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Urdu. If you would like a copy, please contact  ffs [at] tvcc.on.ca

4 Steps to Building Cooperation ( video)
Discover some easy steps to building cooperation with your child or youth. This resource has been put together to help families during this current time of social isolation due to COVID19. These strategies can be used anytime and throughout your child’s life.

*Achieving Independence in Virtual Sessions (ENG pdf)
Développer l’autonomie lors des séances virtuelles (FRE pdf)
How to help and encourage your child to be more independent and less reliant on a caregiver during virtual treatment sessions.

Autism Diagnosis Information & Helpful Contacts
Helpful information about the autism diagnosis process.

*Boundaries and Expectations (ENG pdf)
Les limites et les attentes (FRE pdf)
How can you encourage “good” behaviour? This tip sheet explains how to set expectations and stick to your boundaries.

Establishing an at Home Routine (video)
Discover some great ways to establish an at-home routine or schedule. This resource has been put together to help families during this current time of social isolation due to COVID19. These strategies can be used anytime and throughout your child’s life.

Explore and Learn With Your Child (ENG pdf)
Explorez et apprenez avec votre enfant (FRE pdf)
This tip sheet will teach you how to help your child grow and learn during day-to-day activities by using your child and family’s interests.

*Finding Things Your Child Likes (ENG pdf)
Pour trouver les choses que votre enfant aime (FRE pdf)
The most important part of rewarding good behaviour is rewarding with something your child likes. But what if your child plays with so many things, you can’t tell what he/she REALLY likes? What if your child doesn’t seem to like anything? This tip sheet can help you find your child’s top 2 or 3 rewards.

Getting a hair cut (ENG pdf)
This social narrative describes a trip to the hairdresser. It is written in positive language, has pictures, and describes all that might happen at the hairdresser. You can use this social narrative to prepare your child or youth with autism for a haircut, by reading the story together.

Going to the dentist (ENG pdf)
This social narrative describes a trip to the dentist office. It is written in positive language, has pictures, and describes all that might happen at the dentist. You can use this social narrative to prepare your child or youth with autism for a trip to the dentist, by reading the story together.

*Helping Your Child Learn (ENG pdf)
Pour aider votre enfant à apprendre (FRE pdf)
Are you always jumping in to help once your child starts to whine and cry? Or does your child wait for your help instead of doing it on his/her own? This tip sheet is about how you can use prompts to help your child learn, and increase your child’s independence!

*Increasing Cooperation (ENG pdf)
Améliorer la collaboration (FRE pdf)
This tip sheet gives the top 5 reasons why your child/youth might not be cooperating. And gives you practical strategies to fix it.

*Making Behaviour Stop (ENG pdf)
Pour faire cesser un comportement (FRE pdf)
This tip sheet can be used to stop and change certain behaviours. In behaviour language, this is called extinction.

*Redirection Tip Sheet (ENG pdf)
Réorientation du comportement (FRE pdf)
This tip sheet can be used to help guide your child/youth to do the things you want in place of telling them things like "Stop that!".

Teaching in Small Steps (ENG pdf)
Enseigner par petites étapes: le façonnement (FRE pdf)
It is hard to know where to start when you want to teach something that has multiple steps. This tip sheet teaches about the process of teaching in small steps!

Tips for Early Learners with Autism: Joint Attention (ENG)

*Using Rewards (ENG pdf)
L’utilisation de récompenses (FRE pdf)
Rewards (or reinforcement, as behaviour analysts say) are the most important part of encouraging your child to do more of a good behaviour. This tip sheet offers practical ways to reward and reinforce behaviour.

Using Stickers and Tokens (ENG pdf)
L'utilisation d'autocollants et de jetons (FRE pdf)
Do you want to use stickers or reward charts, but don’t know how? This tip sheet teaches how to use stickers/tokens properly.

*Using Visual Supports (ENG pdf)
L’utilisation de supports visuels (FRE pdf) 
People with autism are often visual learners. This tip sheet gives you information about the different ways you can organize and make sense of the world through visuals.

Virtual Sessions or Online Schooling (ENG pdf)
Simple things you can try that will help your child/youth be more successful during a virtual treatment or online schooling.

Visuals and Schedules Resources  
Helpful websites and Apps for making your own Visual schedules and resources.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? (ENG pdf)
Qu’est-ce qu’un trouble du spectre de l’autisme? (FRE pdf)
Statistics, characteristics, and definitions of autism spectrum disorder.

*Why Behaviour Happens (ENG pdf)
Les raisons qui expliquent un comportement (FRE pdf)
All behaviour happens for a reason. What is your child communicating to you when he/she acts out? This tip sheets teaches the different reasons why behaviour happens and what you can do about it!

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