Foundational Family Supports

Help is here when families need it the most.

When a family has questions about their child's development, KidsAbility is often the first call that they make. We are here to answer that call and the many questions you may have from where to start to what services might be available to support you and your child. KidsAbility provides Foundational Family Services to anyone in our community with an OAP number.

Funded through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Foundational Family Services provided by KidsAbility through the Ontario Autism Program break down barriers so that anyone in our community with questions or who may be concerned that their child is facing challenges can access services and support when they need it the most. Our dedicated, professional staff will work with you to find workshops, resources, groups, support and more to help you be successful. We are here for you regardless of where you are on your journey or simply if you are supporting someone on their own journey. You do not need to be a KidsAbility family to access these services, but must be registered with the OAP. 


Children Enrolled in the Ontario Autism Program

Ask the ABA Team: 

For children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are currently enrolled in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), families can access additional services, such as “Ask the ABA Team”.  These virtual or phone appointments are one-to-one sessions with one or more team members from our Autism and Behaviour Support Services Program. This service is free of charge. You may speak with our Goal Planning Specialist (GPS), a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), a Social Worker (SW), and/or Instructor Therapist (IT) from our Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Program.


You can ask questions such as:
Where do I start?
What might services look like for my child?
Do we qualify for tax credits or additional funding?

Please contact us to schedule an appointment and ensure that you have your child’s OAP reference number handy when booking your appointment.

To schedule an appointment please contact

Workshops & Resources


KidsAbility offers many free workshops and resources to support you. Please remember to check our Events Calendar for upcoming dates and registration information. Join our mailing list to stay up to date on upcoming Autism and Behaviour Support Workshops and Resources.

Spring Workshops:

Toileting - Foundational Family Supports Workshop 

Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)- Foundational family Supports Workshop

Asynchronous voiceover option- upon request

Understanding Challenging Behaviours – Foundational Family Supports Workshop
Asynchronous voiceover option- upon request

To Register Contact:


* In-person workshops will take place at our Waterloo location (500 Hallmark Drive, Waterloo)