Mackenzie Health Core Behaviour Clinical Services (CCS)

Mackenzie Health offers a range of Applied Behaviour Analysis-based core clinical services for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families, each designed to meet the unique strengths of each child and align with their personal goals. A range of funding options are available for these services, including OAP funding.

For more information or to register for any of the programs described below, please call 1-888-577-6955.

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) is available to those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

As part of this option, your child will be assigned a clinical supervisor who will work directly with an instructor therapist to implement programs based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). IBI may be delivered in a variety of teaching settings, including a clinic, centre, classroom, or in the home.

Targeted skills may include (but are not limited to):

  • Communication/language
  • Activities of daily living
  • Social/play
  • Group instruction
  • Academic skills
  • Behaviour intervention program(s)

Included in this option:

  • Individual assessment(s)
  • Individualized program(s)
  • Collaboration with other professionals on your team (e.g., speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, school teachers, etc.)
  • Caregiver training
  • Clinical supervision

Available schedules:

Sessions run four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday).

Options are available for group or home-based participation at either 12 or 24 hours per week.

Location:

York, Simcoe, and surrounding communities (location will vary based on availability).

This option is designed for all ages with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This model uses the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis combined with a biopsychosocial model. A biopsychosocial model looks at biological, psychological, and social factors that might be influencing your child’s behaviour. Service is provided through a combination of mediator training and direct teaching.

Targeted skills may include (but are not limited to):

  • Communication/language
  • Activities of daily living
  • Social/play skills

Your child will be assessed in the environment that would benefit from skill or behaviour change and a program package will then be developed. The package will include skill acquisition programs and/or behaviour intervention program(s) to address the goals outlined.

Included in this option:

  • Individual assessment
  • Skill acquisition program(s)
  • Behaviour intervention program(s)
  • Parent training
  • Clinical supervision

Available schedules:

One session per week for 12 weeks. Sessions will be up to two hours in length.  

Location:

York, Simcoe, and surrounding communities. Sessions can take place in your home, within a community setting, or with your school team, depending on the location most applicable to the skills being targeted. This service can be provided in person or virtually.

This is the same option as above for Behaviour Focused: Establishing Core Skills and Healthy Behaviour 1, with a longer duration.

Available schedules:

One session per week for 48 weeks. Sessions may be up to two hours in length depending on the program package.

Location:

York, Simcoe, and surrounding communities. Sessions can take place in your home, within a community setting, or with your school team, depending on the location most applicable to the skills being targeted. This service can be provided in person or virtually.

The Annual Consultation Access Team (ACAT) is available to all ages with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This option is focused on providing your child and caregivers with a dedicated consultant for one year. The consultant will use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis combined with a biopsychosocial model to assess your child's needs. This option may allow your behaviour consultant access to consultation with our psychiatric clinic or psychologist if required.

Your child will be assessed in the environment that would benefit from the skill or behaviour change. Behaviour plans will be developed once the assessments are completed.

Targeted skills may include (but are not limited to):

  • Self-injurious behaviour (SIB)
  • Aggression towards property and/or aggression towards others
  • Communication/language
  • Activities of daily living

Included in this option:

  • Individual assessment(s)
  • Community safety plan
  • Training and support for parents to help with program implementation
  • Investigation of a dual diagnosis
  • Clinical supervision

Available schedules:

With the Annual Consultation Access Team, the family has a designated consultant over the course of the year. Meetings and service will be scheduled on an as-needed basis up to a total of 52 hours of direct service over the course of the year.

Location:

York, Simcoe, and surrounding communities. Sessions can take place in your home, within a community setting, or with your school team, depending on the location most applicable to the skills being targeted. This service can be provided in person or virtually.