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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Toileting - Foundational Family Supports Workshop
Asynchronous voiceover option- upon request Understanding Challenging Behaviours – Foundational Family Supports Workshop
Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)- Foundational family Supports Workshop
Asynchronous voiceover option- upon request
To Register Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
* In-person workshops will take place at our Waterloo location (500 Hallmark Drive, Waterloo)