$2,500 – $5,000

Social ABCs: Parent-Mediated Early Intervention Program

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

150 Kilgour Road

Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

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Social ABCs is an evidence-based caregiver-mediated intervention for toddlers with suspected or confirmed autism or related social-communication challenges. Developed by a team of Canadian researchers, including Holland Bloorview’s own, Dr. Jessica Brian, it is considered to be a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI).

NDBIs are evidence-based interventions recommended for toddlers with autism, designed to be implemented in natural settings, that build on the child’s interests and motivation, make use of natural opportunities for learning, and use a variety of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) strategies to teach developmentally appropriate skills.

We offer a unique parent training experience where caregivers are viewed as the experts and are coached and supported by highly qualified parent coaches. The content of our service is developmental in nature and involves education and coaching around building communication skills, emotion regulation, managing challenging behaviours, sharing positive emotion with your toddler, how to encourage play and create social routines, as well as the importance of caregiver self-care.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Families of toddlers between the ages of 12-36 months

  • Toddlers who have been flagged by a pediatrician, family doctor, or Psychologist as experiencing social communication delays or autism

  • Toddlers must be able to move independently (e.g. scoot, crawl, walk, etc.).

  • One parent/caregiver per child will be coached. The same parent/caregiver must be available for all sessions.

  • Program delivery is in English-only at this time. Parents/caregivers must feel confident learning and communicating with their toddler in English, even if a different language is spoken at home.

We offer families two options to become involved in this program:

Option 1: 6-week program

Includes:

  • 6 group parent/caregiver education sessions (1.5 hours each)

  • 9 individual parent/caregiver-child live coaching sessions (1 hour each)

  • 1 individual parent/caregiver introductory session (30 min)

Where: All group and individual sessions take place at Holland Bloorview, main site (150 Kilgour Road)

When:

Group parent educations sessions: One evening per week, 4:30-6pm (exact day/date to be determined and is dependent on enrollment)

Individual parent-child live coaching sessions: To be scheduled individually with parent coach, Mon-Fri during business hours

Cost: $2500

Parent Coaches: Kate Perry, Speech-Language Pathologist & Social ABCs Parent Coach, and Kate Bernardi, Social ABCs Parent Coach

Please contact Kate Perry (416-425-6220 ext. 3256) prior to registering for the program, and for further details/questions.

Option 2: 12-week program

Includes: 39 hours of individual parent/caregiver-child live coaching sessions

Where: Child’s home (may also include local park, etc.)

When: To be scheduled individually with parent coach

Cost: $5000

Parent Coaches: Kristina Paul and Natalie Rugajs, Social ABCs Parent Coaches

Please contact Kate Perry (416-425-6220 ext. 3256) prior to registering for the program, and for further details/questions.

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