​ABA ​​​​​​​​​​Therapy at Daycare

Getting Ready for School

ABA ​​​​​​​​​​Therapy at School​

Shadowing & Classroom Support

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.

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

Family Focused Care

Parent & Care Giver Training

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

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.

Funding for First Nations 

Jordan's Principle


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.


 (613) 699-9222

Speech Therapy at Home 

Communication & Life Skills

Academic Support

Reading & Literacy


​​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.

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

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: 

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/autism/single-point-of-access.aspx

Visit The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) website at:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/autism/ontario-autism-program.aspx

For additional Information on the Direct Funding Option (DFO), click here:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/professionals/specialneeds/autism/oap_information_sheet.aspx

Frequently Asked Questions related to OAP
http://www.children.gov.o
n.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/autism/autism-faqs.aspx



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



Programs

Ontario MCYS Special Needs Services:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/index.aspx

Ontario Autism Program:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/autism/index.aspx

Jordan's Principal:

​https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada/services/jordans-principle/submit-request-under-jordans-principle-step-1.html


Funding resources

Direct Funding Option for Intensive Behaviour Intervention:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/autism/ontario-autism-program.aspx

Special Services at Home:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/specialservices/index.aspx

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/index.aspx

Passport funding through Developmental Services Ontario:
https://www.dsontario.ca/community-participation-supports

Ontario Disability Supports Program:
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/

Disability Tax Credit:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/disability/

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:
http://www.autismontario.com/

Association for Science in Autism Treatment:
http://www.asatonline.org/

Autism Speaks Canada:
http://www.autismspeaks.ca/

Information on Applied Behaviour Analysis

Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis:
http://www.ontaba.org/

Behaviour Analyst Certification Board:
http://bacb.com/

Association for Behavior Analysis International:
https://www.abainternational.org/welcome.aspx


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.​​