ConnectWell Autism Services provides support for people diagnosed with autism and their families.
Are you a caregiver for a child or youth living with autism?
Unclear about government programs and funding?
Want to learn more about Autism Services?
ConnectWell is here to help.
We have over 40 years of experience providing services for children, youth and adults with Autism and their families and caregivers. We have partnered with the Maltby Centre to provide services in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville as a qualified provider through the Ontario Autism Program. Our main offices are located in Brockville and Carleton Place.
Our team is made up of qualified professionals who specialize in Autism supports and services that can tailor programming your individual needs and goals. Here is a sampling of our professional services:
- Board Certified Behaviour Analysts
- Speech & Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
Our multidisciplinary team work together to provide a wide range of services that include:
Social and Skills groups
Developed by our team of professionals, we provide a range of groups for different ages and stages. Groups can focus on specific skill development, social communication, peer interactions, or social recreation. Our team works hard to integrate the interests of the children into the groups and create a safe and fun learning environment.
- Our behaviourist can provide intensive 1:1 interventions, focused interventions 1:1, in dyads or small groups.
- Speech-language and occupational therapist can assess and provide individualized goals and programs for your child.
We can provide consultations with our experienced team of behaviorists and our team professionals. These can be done in a multidisciplinary approach with a Speech Language Pathologist, Behaviourist and Occupational Therapist together or you can choose service specific consults.
Summer Camp Programming
Camp ARCS (Activities of Daily Living, Regulation, Communication and Social Skills) is a unique recreational summer program for children & youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Run by our ABA Therapists and supported by our professional Autism Services Team, we provide a motivating environment for kids to experience the joys of various camp activities in small group settings. The camp builds on the interests and abilities of each participant while encouraging participants to explore peer relationships, self help skills, communication and self-regulation.
Here are a few of our frequently asked questions about the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and how we can help you navigate the system.
What government services are available for my child?
The Government of Ontario is re-structuring the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Some programs may continue to be funded, but you will also receive funds directly from the province to use to support your child. If your child has a diagnosis of Autism and you live in Ontario you can apply to the Provincial Government (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services) for funding. This funding allows you to directly purchase services for your child from the provider of your choice. Connectwell is a provider option.
The Government changed to the funding model in February 2019. If you’d like more information about the changes to OAP, you can visit the Ministry of Community and Social Services website.
Who qualifies for funding?
All children and youth under the age of 18 with a written diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional can register for the program.
How do I apply for funding?
In order to apply for funding you must first register for the Ontario Autism Program, you can contact the Ministry’s Central Intake and Registration Team at 1-888-444-4530.
Once your registration is complete, your child will be added to the waitlist.
You will receive a letter from the Ministry when it is time for you to apply for funding.
How can ConnectWell Autism Services help me?
We work with families in our communities to offer a variety of service options that are responsive to your needs. ConnectWell has a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to help you and your child meet their goals. We work with you to develop an individualized program.
We know that the daily responsibilities of caring for a person with autism can be challenging. We are here to help you navigate the system and connect you to the services you need.
We have everything from funds management to respite care to individualized and group therapies. Tell us about your challenges and we will work to build services that suit your needs.
I suspect that my child may have autism/autism spectrum disorder but doesn’t have a diagnosis. How do I get one?
Families who suspect their child may have Autism should first get an assessment by having their family physician make a referral to one of the following:
- Kids Inclusive, Kingston
- Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
- Or you may utilize the services of a private psychologist
For more information on Autism Services in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Counties, please call:
ConnectWell Community Health-Carleton Place 613-257-7121 or toll-free at 800-667-2617
Send us an email at email@example.com
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