Academic Support

Reading & Literacy

​​Speech & Language

​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.

Pediatric Therapy Services - Mississauga

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.

Speech Therapy at Home 

Communication & Life Skills

Difficulties with speech and language can have a life long impact if not addressed in a timely manner. As children with speech and learning difficulties get older, success in school and making friends can become a challenge. If such problems persist into adulthood, social and academic repercussions may result. Adults with speech or language difficulties may find themselves struggling professionally and in their personal lives. Parents with concerns regarding their child’s communication are advised to contact a Speech-Language Pathologist.

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 speech and language skills, help children function within their home and community environment and prepare them for school.  

Home-based speech therapy provides the opportunity to improve speech and language skills within the child's natural environment:

Unclear speech

Play language
Social skills

Language Comprehension

Following Directions & Performing Chores

Functional Communication

Conversational Interaction


Written Language

Family Focused Care

Parent & Care Giver Training

Funding for First Nations 

Jordan's Principle

​ABA ​​​​​​​​​​Therapy at Daycare

Getting Ready for School

ABA ​​​​​​​​​​Therapy at School​

Shadowing & Classroom Support

Occupational Therapy

​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.

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

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.


Reading & Writing


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

Ontario Autism Program

Ontario is transforming the way children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and their families, receive services through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).  Families began to enter the OAP in June 2017. The vision of the OAP is to give children and youth with ASD access to the timely and effective services they need to achieve their goals at home, at school, in the community, and as they transition into adulthood. The OAP provides all families of children and youth with ASD with flexible, family-centred services based on each child’s unique needs.​

All children diagnosed with Autism under the age of 18 are eligible for funding through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Families can use their transitional funding or the Direct Funding Option (DFO) to receive ABA therapy services at their home or daycare.  Our Aba Therapy programs are supervised by a BCBA who will conduct an assessment, develop a behaviour plan and complete all necessary paper work required for children with OAP funding.

To apply for funding or to find the ministry regional office closest to them, families can call 1-888-284-8340 toll-free.

For a list of regional offices and telephone numbers, click here:

Visit The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) website at:

For additional Information on the Direct Funding Option (DFO), click here:

Frequently Asked Questions related to OAP

Resources and Funding are available in Ontario and across Canada for those that qualify.


Ontario MCYS Special Needs Services:

Ontario Autism Program:

Jordan's Principal:


Funding resources

Direct Funding Option for Intensive Behaviour Intervention:

Special Services at Home:

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities:

Passport funding through Developmental Services Ontario:

Ontario Disability Supports Program:

Disability Tax Credit:

Extended health care benefits:
Contact us to discuss how some of our services can be covered under extended healthcare benefits.

Information on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Ontario:

Association for Science in Autism Treatment:

Autism Speaks Canada:

Information on Applied Behaviour Analysis

Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis:

Behaviour Analyst Certification Board:

Association for Behavior Analysis International:

If you have been approved for DFO or OAP funding and would like further information on how to start treatment, feel free to contact us: 

(647) 946 9488.​​