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Kinark has worked in partnership with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families for more than 20 years.

We are proud of our history of providing exceptional, evidence-based and individualized services to thousands of families across southern and central Ontario. Services are provided throughout the Greater Toronto Area, primarily in York Region, Durham Region, and Simcoe County, to children and youth aged two to 18, and their families. We are committed to helping families find the right services and resources available to meet their unique needs to support their development and success. Our team is here to answer questions and assist families finding the best supports and services for their unique needs.

Registration is now open for Kinark Summer Camp

Kinark Autism Services is excited to be offering Summer Camp sessions starting in July. Kinark Summer Camp is built for fun, friendship, and social opportunities. All campers are supported at a 3:1 child to staff ratio, led by our trained team. Half day and full day camps are available and spots are limited.

Autism Services

Are you looking for individualized coaching with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to better support your child or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? We are here to help!

Kinark’s ABA Coaching is available to families of children and youth under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of ASD. This service provides caregivers with ongoing coaching individualized to the strengths and needs of their child.

Learn more about ABA Coaching Services

Are you looking to support your child or youth with disruptive or interfering behaviour?

The Better Behaviour Clinic is here to help with the use of Practical Functional Assessment and Skill Based Treatment.

Learn more about Better Behaviour Clinic

Connections for Students (CFS) is a collaborative approach to improving transitions for school-aged children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This service is offered to support a child’s individualized needs through brief targeted consultative services that support the successful transition of a student with ASD into and/or within the publicly funded school system.

CFS support is time-limited and may range from three to 12 months. During CFS, an ASD consultant will work collaboratively with caregivers, school staff, community service providers, and the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) service provider (if applicable) to identify transition goals, implement behavioural strategies, and collect data to monitor the child’s progress.

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Are you looking to increase your child’s communication, independence, play and social skills, and school readiness skills? Learn how our centre-based services can help!

Our clinical team includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBTs) who have many years of experience identifying the strengths and needs of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developing individualized services and supports.

Learn more about Centre-based ABA Services

Are you looking to increase your child’s communication, independence, play and self-help skills, and school readiness skills? Learn how our home-based services can help!

Our clinical team includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBTs) who have many years of experience identifying the strengths and needs of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developing individualized services and supports.

We provide an approach that is family-centered, flexible, individualized, and developed collaboratively with you to meet the needs of your family and child.

Learn more about Home-based ABA Services

Virtual programs provide children and youth on the autism spectrum with a way to engage in ABA services from the comfort of their own home. Our team is committed to providing high quality service, no matter how we connect.

Virtual programs have benefits for both children and their caregivers. Programs may require hands on supervision from a parent or caregiver during their sessions to aid participation and communication. Being able to connect virtually offers caregivers an opportunity participate in sessions and learn techniques that can be integrated into home life.

Learn more about Virtual ABA Programs & Services 

We offer a variety of funded services for families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).

These foundational family services provide support for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as complementary programs for siblings, parents and caregivers.

Learn more about Foundational Family Services

ABA Groups at Kinark help support participants and their families in developing skills in play, social-emotional regulation, dating, careers, and more!

Participants are matched based on their age, skills, and goals to make the group as fun and successful as possible for everyone.

Learn more about Group-based ABA Services

Caregiver-mediated Early Years (CMEY) Programs offered through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) support families with young children ages 12 months to 48 months (4 years). These programs help young children learn new skills and meet individualized goals.

Learn more about Caregiver-mediated Early Years Program

Kinark is pleased to be delivering the Entry to School program through the York Simcoe Autism Network (YSAN)

The Entry to School (ETS) program supports children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) between the ages of three and six years old who are entering kindergarten or grade one for the first time.

Learn more about Entry to School Program

Assessments

This comprehensive diagnostic assessment will evaluate your child’s social communication skills and restrictive, repetitive behaviours utilizing a gold standard measure to assess symptoms of ASD (i.e., ADOS-2).

A diagnosis can help you and your child or youth understand why they are having difficulties and feel less alone and confused. A diagnosis also helps you and professionals working with your child or youth know how to best support them and which services, supports and accommodations can be accessed.

Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment

These assessments identify areas of strength and weakness in a child or youth’s learning profile and provide an understanding of their current educational abilities.

These assessments can also identify learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or an intellectual disability that can interfere with learning.

Understanding your child or youth’s learning profile also helps you better advocate for appropriate educational/classroom placements, learning accommodations and services needed to help your child succeed in school and beyond.

Learn more about Psychoeducational Assessments

Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) is a central access point for services for adults who are 18 years and older, live in Ontario, and have a developmental disability confirmed by a psychologist.

To qualify for DSO, you must receive a psychological assessment through your school, a hospital, or another organization. If you already have an assessment, DSO will review it to confirm your eligibility.

Learn more about Developmental Services Ontario Assessment

Additional Services

Our SLP services focus on the assessment and treatment of a broad range of speech, language, and communication impairments.

These sessions support a child’s ability to communicate more effectively and participate in daily activities.

Learn more about Speech-Language Pathology

We offer Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment and treatment sessions for children and youth.

These sessions support a child’s daily function and focus on key areas, such as self-care, productivity (e.g., school or work), and leisure skills. Our OT services are geared towards helping children successfully engage in activities independently and reach important milestones needed for everyday tasks. This is achieved by enabling the development of individual skills, adapting tasks, and/or modifying the environment.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy

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Need immediate support?

  • Call the Autism Services Team

    Our team is available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about our programs and services.

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  • Get Support

    Families requiring immediate support outside of regular business hours should proceed to their nearest emergency department of their local hospital.

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  • Urgent Response Services

    URS is a time-limited, rapid response service that addresses a specific need to prevent further escalation of a child or youth harming themselves, others, or property.

    Learn more on the OAP website

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