In partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services (KPAS), ABA Consultants from Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) interventions and supports to children 9 through 17 years of age, from the Region of Waterloo.
What is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)?
ABA is an evidence-based method of teaching that can be used in a variety of settings with learners of various skill levels. The goal of ABA is to create and build on socially important behaviours.
Using an ABA-based approach, services and supports will focus on addressing the needs that children and youth with an ASD have in the following key developmental areas:
- Behaviour management/emotional regulation
- Daily Living
Parents/caregivers will work together with consultants to develop a goal and implement behaviour support plans with the result being that they can use that skill once service ends.
Following completion of service, children and families can re-enter ABA-based services to continue to develop skills learned or to address new service needs that emerge at various points in their child’s development.
Children and youth of age 0-17 (up to 18th birthday) are eligible for services if they have confirmation of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis from a qualified professional. Diagnoses may be made by family physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and pschological associates. Eligibility for this program is determined by ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.
ABA Services through DSRC are provided for children and youth aged 9 – 17 years. Services for children aged 0-8 years are offered by ErinoakKids in partnership with KidsAbility.
Referrals can be made by calling ErinoakKids at 1-877-374-6625, then Press 1. For more information on eligibility and services, go to http://www.erinoakkids.ca
This service is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and operates in partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services and ErinoakKids.
ABA Program Evaluation
ABA Services and Supports for Children and Youth in the Central West Region: