About Autism Services
We are committed to supporting the best outcomes for your child.
Surrey Place has over 50 years of experience providing quality programs for children and youth with autism and their families. Our state-of-the-art centres across Toronto offer endless opportunities for social interaction, communication, daily living, and play and leisure skills, all while improving the emotional and social well-being of children and their families. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) clinically supervise all our programs.
Parenting for Success
The parent-child relationship is a life-long journey of learning and discovery. This may be exceptionally true for parents raising a child with autism. Access to quality and timely information is critical for parents so that they can support their child to reach their full potential. Our range of programs is designed to provide families with an understanding of autism and support caregivers to implement best practice intervention strategies and access important community resources.
Daily Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Young Children (Ages 0-5)
Offered at all sites
Feb 10 – Jun 26
Morning Group: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Afternoon Group: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Early intervention programs support the child’s development of functional skills to participate meaningfully and be included in everyday environments. Children receive intervention support that is outcome-based and goal-focused, and can target a broad range of areas including play and social skills, speech and language development, pre-academic development, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, self-care, behaviour, school readiness skills, and much more.
Therapy is provided by a team of trained therapists and delivered primarily in ratios of 2:1 and small groups with some 1:1 pull-out sessions to target specific goals.
Some skills that may be addressed:
- Listening and communicating
- Following routines
- Transitioning to and from activities
- Turn-taking and sharing
- Identifying emotions
- Play skills such as building blocks and figurine play
- Fine motor skills such as pointing, holding a marker, and colouring
- Gross motor skills such as throwing a ball and riding a tricycle
- Early school skills such as understanding letters and numbers, retelling basic parts of a story and scribbling
- Daily living skills such as grooming, brushing, and dressing
Focus on Skill Building Programs (Ages 0-18)
These programs are designed to target specific goals that are meaningful and relevant within the child’s school environment, at home or within the local community. Programs focus on areas of communication, social skills, self-help skills, or behaviour management. Each program is individualized to your child, incorporates a range of evidence-based teaching methods (ABA) and includes lots of positive reinforcement to make learning fun.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that appears during the first three years of life. It can often be diagnosed before the age of two years. With early identification, parents can help their children receive necessary interventions sooner, leading to better outcomes.