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Intensive Behavioural Intervention and Connections for Students

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) is the intensive and comprehensive delivery of behavioural treatment for young children with autism which is guided by the clinical application of the learning principles and teaching strategies of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
ErinoakKids provides IBI for children under the age of 5 who have been diagnosed toward the severe end of the autism spectrum. Intense instruction is provided across developmental areas, including cognition, language, social and self-care skills. Teaching generally occurs in a centre-based environment, in both one-to-one and small group formats for approximately 20 -25 hours per week.
Parents are an integral part of the IBI team. A comprehensive range of parent supports and services is available including education, coaching, networking and participation in IBI treatment.
Connections for Students is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) and the Ministry of Education that is designed to improve the outcomes for children with autism. It supports a seamless transition for children and youth leaving an IBI service delivery model and entering an ABA-education model within the publicly-funded school system.
ErinoakKids Autism Services are delivered in partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services, KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services and Dufferin Child and Family Services.
For more information on the new Ontario Autism Program, please visit the Ministry of Children and Youth Services website.

Referral Criteria

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) serves children:

  • who reside in the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Central West Region of Ontario (Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington),
  • under 5 years old, and
  • who have a diagnosis from a physician or a psychologist that states that the child has autism or autism spectrum disorder considered to be towards the severe end of the autism spectrum. 

To access this service, please contact Intake Services.

Last Modified: 8/18/2016 3:26:48 PM
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