Foundational Family Services
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—no diagnosis needed.
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. Help is here.
Autism Handouts & Resources
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.
School Years Services and Clinics
We offer a variety of individualized clinics to support you with specific therapy needs and questions you may have about your child's development. Each of these services has eligibility criteria. To find out if you qualify, call our intake line at 1-888-372-2259 ext 1214.
Children Enrolled in the Ontario Autism Program
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.