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Autism Programs and Services

Kinark Autism Services provides a range of high quality, evidence-based services to children and youth (ages 2-18) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. For families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), we offer a variety of free Foundational Family Services, including programs for children and youth with ASD, siblings, parents and caregivers. 

Kinark also offers a range of individualized services available for purchase. Our team of skilled clinicians, including Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) deliver caring, responsive and family-centred Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) services designed to meet the unique strengths and needs of each child and their family.

As part of our commitment to working in partnership with our clients and their families, we provide free consultations to help you make decisions about purchasing services that will best support your child’s unique needs.

Use the links below to learn more about our services. If you require support when navigating our services, please contact our Service Representative by completing our free consultation form here.

Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services

We offer a variety of funded services for families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). These foundational family services provide support for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as complementary programs for siblings, parents and caregivers.

If you require assistance when registering for the OAP, our Service Navigation team is here to support you. Please request a free consultant with out team here.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment sessions now available!

Kinark Autism Services offers individual Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment and treatment sessions to families of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

These sessions provide support with concerns related to self-care, productivity and leisure. Occupational Therapy can also support sensory processing, sleep, selective eating, and emotion regulation concerns to enhance overall quality of life. Sessions can be provided in-person within a clinic setting or virtually (if appropriate).

Our Occupational Therapist will collaborate with you to identify goals and develop an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan based on OT strategies through:

  • Direct intervention with the child/youth to develop skills related to the identified goals
  • Providing adaptations to tasks with equipment/technology recommendations if appropriate
  • Consultation with parents and caregivers to help them support their child at home
  • Collaboration with community partners (i.e., schools, daycare staff, or other professionals) to promote consistency and success with activities across environments

Goals may include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing engagement with daily activities (toothbrushing, bathing, toileting, dressing, etc.)
  • Improving pencil grasp and printing proficiency
  • Enhancing awareness and skills related to emotion regulation
  • Improving sleep hygiene and quality of sleep
  • Expanding the variety of foods your child will eat
  • Supporting the development of play and social skills

Following an initial assessment with an Occupational Therapist, goals are collaboratively developed during a feedback session to explain assessment findings and share evidence-based treatment recommendations and support planning.

Cost: The cost for an assessment with an Occupational Therapist is $255. Following the assessment, one-hour treatment sessions will cost $130. Our services are eligible for purchase through an Ontario Autism Program (OAP) childhood budget, OAP core clinical services funding and some private insurance providers. Please speak with our Service Representative for more information.

If you would like to learn more about Occupational Therapy, or other services available at Kinark, please contact our Service Representative at 1-800-283-3377 ext. 3440 or click here to email us.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Services

Kinark Autism Services provides Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) services for children and youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Our clinical team includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who have many years of experience identifying the strengths and needs of children and youth with ASD, and developing individualized services and supports. Our approach is family-centered, flexible, individualized, and developed in collaboration with you to meet the needs of your family.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our ABA services have transitioned to a virtual format or a combination of in-person and virtual.

Psychological Assessment

 
Kinark offers a range of psychological assessments for children and youth between the ages of two and 18. A psychological assessment is used to evaluate a child or youth’s development, thinking, learning, emotions, behaviour and/or day-to-day functioning. The information gathered through assessments helps to support children, youth and their families in making informed decisions and to better advocate in health care, school, and community settings.

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Respite Services

 
Kinark offers a variety of respite options to meet the needs of your family. All of our respite programs are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.

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