Our ESI/SCERTS QuickStart™ Autism Navigator® program is free & fully funded by the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

Receiving an autism diagnosis can be a confusing and overwhelming time. We understand.

Our program is tailored to your child’s specific needs. 

We focus on a positive impact & long-term benefits of early diagnosis and intervention. 

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ESI/SCERTS QuickStart™ Autism Navigator® Program

We are an ESI/SCERTS program, meaning that our approach is based on the Early Social Interaction (ESI) & Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports (SCERTS) model. 

Our program is research and evidence-based and can help with the communication and socialization skills of your child.

We offer a foundational coaching program for caregivers which enhances communication with an autistic child.

Through daily activities, our Early Intervention Provider (EIP) will coach you and offer strategies and support to help communicate and bond with your child.

Parent engagement creates the foundation which helps children flourish in their development.

Active Engagementis central to our program  

Active Engagement means a child can interact, communicate and participate with others.

That’s when they are able to build peer relationships and learn from others.  

Children diagnosed with autism often have a harder time becoming actively engaged. Our Early Intervention Providers (EIPs) will teach you strategies to help you keep your child engaged. 

Active engagement can occur in everyday activities that you already spend time doing with your child. 

An Early Intervention Provider will support and collaborate with you each step of the way

Unique Needs

We recognize that parents are the experts about their children. Our Early Intervention Providers work collaboratively with you, showing you how to meet your child’s unique needs, based on your priorities.

Coaching

All the Caregiver-mediated Early Years programs coach the parents/caregivers. In our program, the Early Intervention Provider supports you to meet your child’s needs through individualized weekly sessions.

Weekly Sessions

Weekly sessions are about one hour long. Caregivers are expected to spend 20 to 25 hours implementing what they learn throughout the week. This is done through your everyday activities with your child. The program length is six months.

Location

Our program takes place in your home, either virtually, in person or a mix of both.

Fully Bilingual

Our program is offered in the language of your choice, English or French. Interpretation services for other languages will be available as needed. 

Naturalistic

Our program takes place during your daily activities with your child.

Our ESI/SCERTS QuickStart™ Autism Navigator® program is offered to families whose child is between 12 to 36 months of age at the start of the program and has anOntario Autism Program number.  

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