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Site: Bracebridge

Service: Autism Services

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Record #: MUS1526 Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 Last Full Update: 08 Apr 2015
Description (Service)Provides individualized programs to meet specific developmental needs to enable each child to reach his or her full potential 
Helps families dealing with Autism through the following programs: 
Autism Intervention Program  
* Uses an Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) approach to improve key learning skills in the key areas of cognitive, language and social development for children or youth with moderate to severe Autism  
* Individualizes a comprehensive range of clinically appropriate goals targeting a broad range of developmental areas 
* Provides intensive intervention, requiring between 20 and 40 hours of therapy per week 
* Supports children or youth in their integration and generalization of gains from IBI into the school setting 
* Offers up to one year of transition support to assist this process 
Behaviour Communication Therapy Services  
* Teaches a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) positive behaviours and appropriate skills  
* Provides direct therapy through in-home coaching, and develops behavioural protocols with parents and/or community team including a functional behaviour assessment  
* Provides skills training sessions to small groups of children and adolescents, and provides education and prevention in-service on topics related to ASD behaviour 
Intake/Waitlist Coordination 
* Obtains information from families and determines what services are appropriate for the family 
* Provides support and brief service to the family in coordinating and navigating community services 
Enhanced Respite – Crisis 
* Provides families with additional funds to extend number of respite hours to support their child during a short term challenging situation 
Enhanced Respite – Special Activities 
* Supports the creation of new activities or the expansion of existing activities, creating more choice for parents to utilize their respite dollars 
Autism Spectrum Disorder/School Support Program is a supportive training service for principals, teachers, educational assistants and any other school employees who are providing educational programs to children who have been diagnosed with Autism. 
Service Details
HoursWinter: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm (lunch 12 noon-1 pm) 
Summer: Mon-Fri 8:30 am- 4 pm (lunch 12 noon- 12:30 pm)
DatesYear round
Areas ServedMuskoka District ; Parry Sound District
EligibilityChildren and youth with autism and their parents and guardian
ApplicationBy appointment
Address and Location
Located In CommunityBracebridge
Address & Map
23 Balls Dr
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1T1
IntersectionBall's Drive and Highway 118
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone705-645-3155
Toll Free Phone1-800-668-8555
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Primary ContactNathalie Ouellette, Senior Manager of Autism Services
Alternate ContactAnita Hickey, Admin Support
Mailing Address23 Ball's Dr 
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1T1