Throughout the 6 weeks, I have heard more vocalizations, my child responds better to me and his attention is easier to get
Caregiver Mediated Early Years Program
As part of the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP), MCCSS has launched new Caregiver Mediated Early Years Programs. Families who have young children who are registered with the OAP will be invited to participate in a Caregiver Early Years Program of their choice. These programs are offered free of charge to registered OAP families. More information about these programs can be found on the MCCSS website: English French
KidsInclusive is pleased to offer the Social ABCs program in Kingston, County of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Counties, Lanark County, Leeds and Grenville Counties for children 12 to 42 months (3 and a half years) at start of intervention and have social communication difficulties.
What are the Social ABCs?
Social ABCs is based on a combination of developmental and behavioural principles and focuses on improving a toddler’s use of vocalizations to communicate and share positive emotions with others. Opportunities for teaching and learning come from your child’s natural interests during playtime and day-to-day caregiving routines.
You will work with a trained coach to learn the intervention strategies in your child’s natural environment, using play-based activities and daily routines that your child finds the most motivating. Trained Social ABC’s coaches empower parents/primary caregivers to learn strategies that will motivate their child in the natural environment in social communication over a 6 week period.
What is the commitment?
This program includes 6 caregiver workshops and 9 individual coaching sessions delivered over 6 weeks. Caregiver must be present at all workshops, caregiver and child must attend all coaching sessions.
KidsInclusive staff are currently partnered with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital for training purposes.
Please visit Social ABCs Website for more details.
Our next round of Social ABCs sessions will be:
- May 29, 2023
- July 10, 2023
- September 11, 2023
Who is eligible?
- Children aged 12 months to 42 months
- Children registered with the OAP who received an invitation letter
- Children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
How to register
Call 1-855-544-3400 ext 2078
Centre for Child & Youth Development
Kingston Health Sciences Centre,
Hotel Dieu Site
166 Brock Street
Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
Phone 613 544-3400 ext. 3175
Toll Free 1 855-544-3400
Fax 613 545-3557