Services are provided in an individual or group format. During this service objectives are collaboratively established with the individual and/or parents/caregivers to promote growth, independence, and an improved quality of life. Objectives include social awareness and develop alternatives for challenging behaviour using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). During this service, Behavioural Consultants conduct functional assessments, develop individualized treatment plans, and provide training to the individual’s support system.
ABA Treatment Classroom for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The program was developed as a partnership between LRCSS and the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and Grove School. The purpose of the program is to enhance resources to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by providing a specialized assessment, treatment, educational option utilizing the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for students working on credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in grades 9 through 12. This Section 23 classroom is a short-term option (2 semesters) intended to be part of a continuum of specialized supports within the educational system. Referrals are made by a DDSB Area Team Facilitator and School Team SERT.