In home ABA therapy provides the ideal setting for teaching children a variety of skills, as it allows the the behaviour therapist to implement interventions in the setting where the behavior will take place. In other words, ABA therapies may be most effective when taught in a natural environment instead of a simulated one.  ABA professionals agree that providing in-home therapy to children with autism facilitateslearning and decreases undesirable behaviors because the ABA services are delivered in an atmosphere the child finds safe, familiar, and non-threatening. ABA at home allows the applied behavior analyst to better manage the child’s behavior so ABA therapies and techniques can be more effectively implemented. (appliedbehaviouranalysisedu.org)


Nexus therapy follows best practice health & safety measures when providing aba therapy for children at home or daycare.  We begin with a child and family focused assessment and then develop an individualized treatment plan to support in the growth of language and life skills, help children function within their home and community environment and prepare them for school.  


Home-based ABA therapy provides the opportunity to improve functional skills within the child's natural environment:

Social skills

Play skills
Self-help skills (e.g., toilet training, self-dressing, self-care, eating,)
Family interactions 

Language Comprehension

Following Directions & Performing Chores

Functional Communication

Conversational Interaction
Academics

Reading & Writing
Independence

About Us


​​Nexus Therapy understands the needs of today's families who seek the convenience of behaviour intervention services at home, school or daycare. Families with busy schedules or issues with conveyance often find it a challenge to go to a centre for regular therapy sessions.  Our therapists provide in home Aba therapy services in Toronto, York Region, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa.

Nexus Therapy offers behavior therapy services based on the principles of Verbal Behaviour and Applied Behavior Analysis which have been scientifically proven to be most effective.  We treat pre-school and school aged children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Developmental Delays and Intellectual Disabilities.  Our experienced team of Behaviour Consultants, Instructor Therapists and Occupational Therapists offer individually tailored assessment, therapy and consultation services for toddlers, children and adults in the comfort of their home, school or daycare.  To maximize treatment efficacy our therapists offer direct treatment as well as education, training and consultation to parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals involved in the child's care. Each session is tailored to your child’s strengths, needs and interests and carried out in a fun and motivating way.​  Our therapists are available to listen to your specific concerns and develop a treatment plan that is functional to the needs of your child with the aim of helping your child meet their potential.   

Reading & Writing


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Whether a child has a ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, difficulties with paying attention in class, processing spoken language, understanding the language of instruction and executive functioning can significantly impact on a child's ability to learn and function at school.  Without direct one to one instruction and support children on the autism spectrum fall further and further behind their peers with the passage of time.


Nexus Therapy offers individualized academic support and home schooling programs in Kitchener-Waterloo to help students meet their academic potential in learning, reading, literacy and math.  We offer ABA Therapy Services at Home or in Montessori Schools and Private Schools in North York, East York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara Region and Ottawa

N E X U S   A B A   T H E R A P Y

Personal Care & Hygiene


​The process of toilet training, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming is typically instilled in a child’s daily life as they grow. Parents teach children how to complete tasks like going to the bathroom, washing hands, brushing teeth, showering, combing hair, and putting on clothing and shoes in a specific order. Children with ASD typically take more time before they take to making personal hygiene and grooming into a routine.


Our ABA treatment programs focus parent and caregiver training and direct intervention to help children become more independent in using the bathroom, washing, bathing and dressing.  Contact our Care Coordinator for more information on how our aba team can help.

 (613) 699-9222

Speech Therapy at Home 

Communication & Life Skills

A B A   T H E R A P Y   A T   Y O U R   H O M E

Social Skills


Difficulties with social interaction is one of the major identifiers of ASD ond often the one that stands out most when interacting with someone on the spectrum. This can manifest in a range of behaviors, from completely avoiding any sort of personal interaction at all… to completely monopolizing conversations on a single topic that nobody other than the person speaking seems to be very interested in.  Difficulties with social interaction stem from a number of underlying factors including: delays and difficulty in acquiring verbal communication skills; the inability to read non-verbal communication cues, repetitive or obsessive behaviors and insistence on an adherence to fixed routine and overwhelming sensory inputs.  These traits make it enormously difficult for children with autism to acquire the basic social skills that most of us take for granted.  


This deficit is often misread as a desire to avoid people or social situations, but that couldn’t be further from the truth: most individuals with ASD want to interact with others, they simply don’t have the skill set to do so easily.  With proper training (which often includes components of applied behavior analysis and and language intervention), many children are able to make significant progress in social interactions. 

Nexus Therapy offers programs that focus on teaching children the joy of social interaction, functional play and interactive play.  Particular emphasis is given to teaching the necessary turn taking, play language and step by step play routines that need to be in place before a child is ready to practice and generalize these skills with other children during play dates or at school.

OAP PROVIDER LIST

Family Focused Care

Parent & Care Giver Training

About Us

​​​Nexus Therapy understands the needs of today's families who seek the convenience of behaviour intervention services at home, school or daycare. Families with busy schedules or issues with conveyance often find it a challenge to go to a centre for regular therapy sessions.  Our therapists provide in home Aba therapy services in Toronto, York Region, Durham Region, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa.

Nexus Therapy offers behavior therapy services based on the principles of Verbal Behaviour and Applied Behavior Analysis which have been scientifically proven to be most effective.  We treat pre-school and school aged children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Developmental Delays and Intellectual Disabilities.  Our experienced team of Behaviour Consultants, Instructor Therapists and Occupational Therapists offer individually tailored assessment, therapy and consultation services for toddlers, children and adults in the comfort of their home, school or daycare.  To maximize treatment efficacy our therapists offer direct treatment as well as education, training and consultation to parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals involved in the child's care. Each session is tailored to your child’s strengths, needs and interests and carried out in a fun and motivating way.​  Our therapists are available to listen to your specific concerns and develop a treatment plan that is functional to the needs of your child with the aim of helping your child meet their potential.   


Occupational Therapy


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​Pediatric Occupational Therapy assessment, direct treatment and inter-disciplinary consultation for your aba team is recommended to support your child's treatment. Our goal for each child is to achieve the greatest possible level of independence and success during play, everyday life and work.


An Occupational Therapists can assess and provide treatment support to children with fine motor skills, sensory processing disorder, upper body movement and strength, hand-eye coordination, basic self-care as well as recommend specialized equipment as needed.


Occupational therapy improves children’s cognitive and motor skills. Early intervention is the most successful intervention.  Contact Nexus Therapy for further information on how Occupational Therapy services can help.


Academic Support

Reading & Literacy

ABA ​​​​​​​​​​Therapy at School​

Shadowing & Classroom Support

School Readiness


Without receiving proper treatment prior to starting school many children on the spectrum lack the prerequisite skills to transition successfully into the classroom setting. Difficulties with listening, sitting in circle time, following directions, social interaction, play skills, transitioning from a preferred activity and understanding the lessons of the day can severely impact on a child's ability to learn and benefit from school.  Our individualized school readiness programs focus on developing all the key skills that a child needs to help him or her meet their potential and make the most of their valuable time at school.  We offer Aba therapy at your child's home or day care to help the develop the listening, communication, social skills, academic skills and fine motor skills for a more successful experience at school.

​ABA ​​​​​​​​​​Therapy at Daycare

Getting Ready for School


​​Speech & Language


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​Experience the benefits of Inter-disciplinary speech therapy consultation as a part of your aba treatment program.  Our goal for each child is to achieve the greatest possible level of independence, comprehension and communication success during daily activities at home, daycare and school.  Our aba team will collaborate with your speech-language pathologist to help your child speak more clearly and maximize their communication potential.


Contact Nexus Therapy for further information on our collaborative approach to aba treatment to better help your child understand and follow directions, communicate their needs. answer questions, share personal information and develop social language skills.

Funding for First Nations 

Jordan's Principle

Pediatric Therapy Services - Mississauga

​​​​​​Our Team


Deena Ruffo

Care Coordinator


​​​Ibolya Gabris

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, OAP Provider List, BCBA, Master of Applied Disability Studies

Clinical Supervisor for Halton-Peel


Suzana Curcija

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, BCBA

M.Ed., Master of Education in Developmental Psychology


Xiaoxiao Chen

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Clinical Supervisor, Toronto, B.A., MSc. Psychology, BCBA, Phd. in progress


​​​Jessica Pero

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Clinical Supervisor, Master's of Applied Disability Studies


Suha Wais
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst
Post Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Sciences


​​Olivia Kozlowski

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Master's of Applied Disability Studies, B.A in Child Health


​​Faten Matar

Instructor Therapist

Masters of Arts in Applied Disability Studies with Specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis​


Krystal Dunn

Instructor Therapist

Master of Professional Education - Applied Behaviour Analysis


Dannielle Ryksen

Instructor Therapist

B.A. Psychology & Cooperative Education

M.A. in Special Education (Applied Behavioural Analysis)


Shazia Naseem

Senior Therapist

R.B.T. Registered Behaviour Technician

​Post Magistral Degree in Professional Psychology

Master of Science in Applied Psychology

Master of Arts in English


Natalie Hamilton

Instructor Therapist

B.A. Psychology

Masters of Arts in Applied Disability Studies with ABA Specialization in progress


​​Haya Rizwan

Instructor Therapist

Registered Behaviour Technician, Diploma in Remedial Teaching


Leilei Yan

Instructor Therapist

Behaviour Science Technology Diploma.

Registered Behaviour Technician, RBT


Lauryn Vaz

Instructor Therapist

B.A., Autism and Behavioural Science Certification, Concurrent Disorders Graduate Certificate in Progress


Ralph Abella

Instructor Therapist

B.A. Early Childhood Education, B.A. Psychology


Shaila Anjum

Instructor Therapist

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Honours Bachelor of Applied Science and Psychology


Maryam Abid

Instructor Therapist

B.A.​ Hons. Psychology


Michael Jones-Zabanah

Instructor Therapist

​B.A., M.A., Psychology in Progress

Certificate in Early Childhood Education


​​Jodee Voskamp

Instructor Therapist

Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistant Diploma, Registered Behavior Technician (in progress)


Charnpreet Saroya

Instructor Therapist

B.A. Psychology, Post Graduate CertificateL Autism & Behaviour Science


Jennifer Chen

​Instructor Therapist

B.Hons. Developmental Psychology

Child & Youth Worker


Ju hyun (Robin) Jung

Instructor Therapist

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care, ECE Diploma


Johna Magno

Instructor Therapist

B.A. Honours Psychology, Registered Behaviour Technician


Basma Katranji

Lead Therapist

Master of Clinical Psychiatry, Registered Behaviour Therapy Diploma


Mehri Ali Akbarian

Instructor Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician


Aida Abbasi

​Instructor Therapist

B.Sc. Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Post Graduate Certificate


Marlaina Rinaldi

Instructor Therapist

B.Sc. Psychology


Suzette Henry

​Instructor Therapist

B.A. Hons. Psychology


Jessica Pinto

Instructor Therapist

B.Sc. Psychology, M.ed., Developmental Psychology & Education


Bashir Alaarag

Instructor Therapist

Registered Behaviour Technician

B.A.Sc. in Human Behaviour (in progress)


Crystal Edwards Antoinne

Instructor Therapist

Diploma in Behavioural Science


Claire Thornton

Instructor Therapist

B.A. Hons. Social Work

B.A. Sociology


Navneet Lakhan

​Instructor Therapist

Honours Bachelor in Psychology


Gabriella Dhanieram

Instructor Therapist

Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Work


Claire Schwarz

Instruction Therapist

Occupational & Physiotherapy Assistant


Modesta Hwang

Instructor Therapist

B.Ed, M.A.


Serena Wahl

Instructor Therapist

Post Graduate Certificate: Autism & Behaviour Science, E.C.E.


Farah Alshami

Instructor Therapist

Registered Behaviour Technician

Bachelor of Medicine 


Daniel Derebi

Instructor Therapist

​Social Service Worker, Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate


Amna Haleem

​Instructor Therapist

B.A. Psychology, Post Graduate Certificate in Behaviour Science


Eszter Jagica

M.A., Accounting Department



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