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How Home-based ABA Services Work: A Guide for Families 

Are you curious about how Kinark Autism Services Home-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) may help your child develop new skills? Wondering how to best prepare your home, your child, and yourself for these sessions? Discover everything you need to know about session scheduling, optimizing your environment, parent/caregiver involvement, and more. Read on to learn how […]

Celebrating Caregivers: Let Go and Practice Mindfulness

This May, as we celebrate National Caregivers Month, we recognize that spring is known as the season for renewal, rejuvenation, and growth. It’s a time when many caregivers clean, organize, and let go of clutter both physically and mentally. For many individuals, letting go and embracing change can pose significant challenges. Fixation on maintaining the […]

Celebrating Caregivers: The Importance of Self-Care

May is a special month for caregivers, as it recognizes the tireless efforts of those who devote themselves to caring for loved ones. Whether it is caring for an Autistic child or youth, an aging parent, or a family member with an illness, caregivers play a vital role in our lives and our communities. This […]

We are the educators behind the educators!

Kinark offers a wide selection of customized virtual and on-site training offerings tailored for individuals in educational institutions. At Kinark, we take our role as the educators behind the educators very seriously. For over 20 years, Kinark Child and Family Services has supported the Connections for Students program, offering targeted consultative services that support the […]

5 Ways to Celebrate World Autism Day

Every year on April 2, World Autism Day is observed to raise awareness, acceptance, and promote inclusivity of individuals with autism. It’s a day to celebrate the unique strengths and talents of people on the autism spectrum and to advocate for a more inclusive society. If you are wondering how you can participate and make […]

Celebrating Neurodiversity: Embracing Differences, Empowering Minds

March 18 to 24 is Neurodiversity Celebration Week, a time dedicated to honouring the unique strengths and perspectives of individuals with neurological differences. Communities around the world come together during this week to advocate for inclusivity, understanding, and acceptance. One of the primary goals of Neurodiversity Celebration Week is to advocate for the creation of […]

February is Psychology Month – Tips to support your child with ASD and mental health needs 

February is Psychology Month in Canada. Did you know that up to 70% of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also experience mental health challenges, such as anxiety and depression?  Often times, children with autism are misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed because their mental health symptoms are attributed to their developmental disability.   It is important […]

How Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies are incorporated into your child’s special education program through PPM 140

Back to school is here! For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is common that Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies are used within their special education program to support learning.   In May 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Education introduced Policy/Program Memoranda number 140 (PPM 140). PPM 140 is a directive that incorporates methods of […]

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