ABA services are offered as part of our ConnectWell Autism Services Team. In addition to other services such as Speech-Language, Occupational therapy the ConnectWell Autism Services multidisciplinary team includes ABA services.
Our ABA team of highly qualified behavioural professionals is composed of Board Certified Behavioural Analysts (BCBA’s), Senior Autism Therapists and Autism Therapists. We also have a Family Support Co-ordinator, and group services coordinator on our team.
What we offer
At ConnectWell we offer a unique services based on a child/youth’s specific strength & needs. Depending on the goals that may be identified and selected, we will help you develop a behavioural plan of service for your child. We can offer service within an individual, group or combined setting
All of our services can be provided in-person or virtually using an online platform
Service Navigation & Service Planning – FREE of Charge
Finding the right service that fits can be a daunting task and we can help you prioritize, determine what skills you want to focus on and decide on what type of service is most beneficial. Our Coordinated Autism Team which includes a Family Support Coordinator, Speech & Language Pathologist, Behavioural Clinician and other professionals as needed, and we would be happy to assist you to understand and make service decisions that you can feel confident in.
Consultations (Individual or Series)
Direct consultation involves decreasing problematic behaviour &/or increasing functional skills
Either a Lead Autism Therapist or a Board Certified Behavioural Analyst, depending on focus, offers these consultations to families. These consultations often include Speech-language and Occupational therapists utilizing a collaborative approach to support your child’s needs. Initial consultation could involve your child receiving a brief informal assessment. All consultation include a summary report with suggestions outlined and include a follow up check in by phone.
Do you work in a school, daycare or community setting and require some behavioural support or consultation? This service is intended to offer you a professional consultation with a BCBA and provide you with a report to help you better understand and effectively address challenges in your workplace.
An assessment helps to measure skill deficit and/or excess through indirect and direct analysis of data collected. This process allows for the most appropriate and ethical formation of goals to be determined for implementation. This process informs an individual behavioural programme for a child/youth.
Individual Intensive Behavioural Therapy (1:1 Support)
This service is geared towards meeting the learning needs of children and youth who have complex needs. Complexity could include repetitive restrictive behavior habits, undesirable behavior which affects daily living, and/or very limited behavior repertoires across developmental domains. Assessment and programming are designed and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. With this model, a therapist would be assigned to help directly teach both the child/youth skills and would provide guidance and support to those who are involved with the child/youth. Intensive services are usually defined by 1:1 ratio and hours of service will be determined on an individual basis, and will be based upon assessment results. Every child in this service receives an individual behavioural plan.
Focused Behavioural Therapy (1:1, Dyad, Triad or group)
This service is similar to Individual Intensive therapy but usually with less targeted goals (i.e. 3 or less) and over a shorter duration of service. Depending on the needs of the child, the targeted skills, and the most effective teaching environment this service can occur over a variety of settings.
Parent Mediated Coaching Sessions/Series
This service allows for an ABA professional to work along with you on your chosen goals for your child and can help you target areas like daily routines such as morning or bedtime and implement strategies that lead to successful behaviour change in your home.
ABA Skill Building Groups
ABA Skill Building groups are brief and concentrated instructive programs for a relatively small group of children/youth that focuses on techniques and/or skills in a particular domain of learning. Skills groups offer an evidence-based program that improves core learning skills in the areas of social emotional learning, communication skills, and activities of daily living. Our Autism Therapists, and Therapy Assistants deliver this specialized program. All teaching strategies are based on the principals of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Participants will have increased understanding of the topics presented, will be able to identify & strengthen actions required to further develop skills related to the topics presented, and will regulate their behaviours in natural environments as a result of the information that has been presented to them. Skills groups can run anywhere from 4-12 weeks in duration. Each week there are new learning objectives and the skills are demonstrated using a variety of tools & activities. Content is delivered using a systematic approach making it accessible for child/youth and moving at a pace that is appropriate for the unique mix of group members. Skills groups are created with group members in mind. It is important that group members are matched based on their needs, abilities and their ages. This aids in keeping content relevant and moving towards success with each member of the group.
Social Communication + groups
Social Communication + Groups target skills that are essential for positive interactions with family and friends and within the community. Some of the targets include play skills, conversation skills, social learning, flexible thinking. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals from Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy and ABA/Behaviour Services developed the group programming. Our facilitators may include Communication Disorders Assistants, ABA Therapists, Behaviour Consultants and Therapy assistants. In these groups the children and youth engage in fun activities to support the skills they are focusing on that week. Practice and skill development happen while playing games, doing crafts/experiments and sensory and movement activities. These groups bring together children/youth with ASD and provide a space for therapists to instruct and model skills and a space for children to role-play and practice the use of the skill while receiving immediate feedback and reinforcement to promote success. All while having fun!
For any questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or ConnectWell Community Health: 613-257-7121 or toll-free at 1-800-667-2617.
To express interest in these services, please register here and follow us on ConnectWell Autism Services on Facebook for up-to-date offerings.
Camp ARCS (Activities of Daily Living, Regulation, Communication and Social Skills)
Camp ARCS (Activities of Daily Living, Regulation, Communication and Social Skills) is a unique recreational summer program for children & youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supported by our team of Autism Therapists, we provide a motivating environment for kids to experience the joys of various camp activities in small group settings focusing on a variety of skills using ABA strategies. The camp build on the interests and abilities of each participant while encouraging participants to explore peer relationships, self help skills, communication and self-regulation.
If you are interested in our fee-for service options, please call:
ConnectWell Community Health- Carleton Place at 613-257-7619 or Toll Free 1-800- 667-2617
Send us an email at email@example.com and we will have a Family Support Coordinator speak with you.