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 Follow-Up Consultation with a Family & Community Consultant, email FFS [at] tvcc.on.ca (subject: Follow-Up%20Consultation%20from%20Resource, body: I%20have%20reviewed%20____%20%28fill%20in%20the%20blank%29%20and%20would%20like%20to%20speak%20with%20someone%20to%20learn%20more%20about%20it.) (FFS[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]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 build cooperative routines. These strategies can be used anytime and throughout your child’s life.
Accessing Autism & Behavioural Services
Helpful information about gaining an autism diagnosis, finding qualified professionals, registering with the OAP, and registering for ABS at TVCC.
Achieving Independence in Virtual Sessions
Help and encourage your child to be more independent and less reliant on a caregiver during virtual treatment sessions. These tips and strategies are also helpful for online school or other learning scenarios.
An Introduction to ASD and ABA
Discover the common characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and learn about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), the most common and effective therapy to support children and youth with autism.
Choosing Services: What To Look For
There are many services, treatments, and interventions available for children and youth with autism. Several are talked about in chat rooms and on social media each day! At TVCC we want to help families make informed decisions when selecting services that are right for them.
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.
Getting a Haircut
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
This social narrative describes a trip to the dentist's 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.
This tip sheet gives the top 5 reasons your child/youth might not cooperate and gives you practical strategies to fix it.
Tips for Early Learners with Autism: Joint Attention
Joint attention is the act of two people sharing acknowledgement of an object or event. Children with autism often struggle to learn this skill naturally, so teaching and practicing joint attention is important.
Visuals and Schedules Resources
Helpful websites and Apps for making your own Visual schedules and resources.
Why Behaviour Happens
All behaviour happens for a reason. What is your child communicating to you when they act out? This tip sheets teaches the different reasons why behaviour happens and what you can do about it!
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