Was your child diagnosed with Autism?

Our team breaks barriers and helps your child achieve their true potential.

 

Welcome to Superminds Autism Therapy!

Superminds Autism Therapy is a multi-disciplinary team of pediatric Autism specialists that work around the clock to break barriers and excel the minds of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Autism is a spectrum and so are our programs. Each child entering the Superminds program receives an individualized assessment and a dynamic and innovative, evidence-based program tailored to each child’s developmental and socially significant needs.

Our program approach is strengths focused, natural, stimulating, family oriented, and embed tools for lasting change every step of the way.

We’re here to help! Find out which of our programs is best for your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

 

Strengths focused and evidence based social and educational programs for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neuro-developmental delays.

1 OF 3 CORE SERVICES

IN-HOME PEDIATRIC AUTISM THERAPY

Applied Behaviour Analysis  Early Start Denver Model  •  Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy  •  Respite Care  •  Learning Support

VIRTUAL AUTISM THERAPY SERVICES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE LEARNERS

All Superminds Autism therapy programs are individualized to meet your child’s and family’s needs and goals

CHILDREN ENTERING THE SUPERMINDS AUTISM THERAPY PROGRAM LEARN

FOUNDATIONAL LIFE SKILLS

+sleep coaching   +toilet training +brushing teeth   +dressing skills  +eating skills and food tolerance  +haircut tolerance  +dentist or doctor visits  + more

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

We help your everyday  superhero turn into a super social butterfly, fostering new friendships and relationships at school and in the community.

LEARNER AND SCHOOL readiness

Our inter-disciplinary programs focus on helping your child acquire and maintain skills necessary to integrate in mainstream education at school.

FAMILY FOCUSED CARE

A family’s goals are our priority and we teach parents strategies to apply when we’re not there, which ensures long term success for their child.

Autism Therapy

IN-HOME AUTISM THERAPY F.A.Q.

Is ABA therapy or ESDM therapy more suitable for my child with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The model of therapy recommended for your child depends on your child’s age, his/her areas of strength and need, and your family’s goals.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) takes instructor led approach (think elementary school) to help children tackle some of their bigger emotions and build foundational skills required for learning. ABA is recommended for children over the age of 3. Children in the Superminds ABA programs receive between 4 to 18 hours/week of treatment. Click here for more information on ABA.

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is based on the principles of ABA, but takes a child-led, play-focused, floor time therapeutic approach (think kindergarten), and focuses on skills such as following instructions, imitation and language development. Parents and family members are active participants in ESDM treatment programs. ESDM is recommended for children between 24 to 48 months. Children in the Superminds ESDM program receive 10 hours/week of treatment in 13-week cycles. Click here for more information on ESDM.

ABA and ESDM programs are funded it Ontario to anyone under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Superminds ABA and ESDM programs are overseen by a clinical supervisor, who is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

Not sure which program is best for your child?

Book a free assessment.

book online emailhello@supermindstherapy.com | tel. 437-247-3536

Are speech pathologists involved in the ABA therapy or ESDM therapy programs?

An inter-disciplinary team is what every child needs. When your child enters the Superminds program. your child’s ABA therapists or ESDM therapists collaborate with a speech therapist where there is a need to ensure your child receives maximum support in areas of language and communication development.

Through this model, we have helped countless learners gain independence, be successful in their daycare, classroom, and social environments, and maximize their language and communication potential.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Many of our students are AAC (LAMP, Touch Chat, Go Talk, Proloquo, or PECS) users. Our clinical supervisors have advanced training to facilitate implementation of both communication systems.

My child has ADD/ADHD, can you help?

If your child has ADD/ADHD or a dual diagnosis of ADD/ADHD and Autism, our programs are specialized to meet your child’s needs.

We have helped countless children with an ADD/ADHD diagnosis learn foundational strategies to become independent learners at school and in daily tasks.

 

What funding is available for Autism therapy services?
For information on the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) funding, click here

For information on all other types of funding, click here

How many hours/week will my child need?

Recommended hours and services. The number of recommended hours will greatly depend on your child’s needs and your family’s goals. After we complete the initial meeting (free of charge), we schedule a consultation appointment where one of our BCBAs® or Senior Therapists will meet your family and your child, further discuss needs and goals, and provide a recommendation of hours and types of services you child would most benefit from. 

Minimum 6 hours of direct behaviour therapy per week required. Children entering our programs must receive a minimum of 6 hours of therapy per week for therapy to be effective and show a lasting change.

If financial resources don’t support 6 hours of direct behaviour therapy per week. If families do not have the financial resources to enrol their child into our direct therapy program for at minimum of 6 hours per week, we offer consultative services in the form of parent training.

How do you select who will work with my child?

First, we pair therapists based on your child’s needs with their level of competence and expertise. For example, if your child uses AAC to communicate, we will pair your child with a therapist that is fluent in AAC use and has experience working with AAC users. 

Then, we analyze how your child is responding to the assigned therapist. In the perfect world, every child would immediately fall in love with his/her therapist, but in the real world that is not always the case. Sometimes it can even be as simple as the therapist’s hair colour that stands in the way between the child building a relationship with his/her therapist. If the child doesn’t bond with his/her therapist, this can impede his/her learning, so we make sure it’s always a perfect fit.

In addition to the therapists working directly with your child, your child’s team will also have a supervising therapist and a clinical supervisor (Board Certified Behaviour Analysts®; clinical supervisors are only required for ministry-funded services).

Learn more about our team and our credentials.

In which areas do you offer in-home pediatric Autism therapy services?

York Region: Vaughan, Maple, Whitchurch-Stoufville, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Markham, Thornhill, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King City, Nobleton, Schomberg, Keswick

Simcoe County: Tottenham, Alliston, Beeton, Innisfil, Bradford, Barrie, Orillia, Orangeville

Peel region: Caledon, Bolton  

WANT MORE INFO? WE OFFER A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

book online | emailhello@supermindstherapy.com | tel. 437-247-3536

Can my child child receive therapy at your centre?

Most of our students are enrolled in our community based program. Community based programs allow development of skills in the natural environment, and also provides opportunities for families to observe sessions and apply strategies outside of session hours.

We provide centre based services for children that require more specialized services that mandate a more controlled environment, such as those focused on managing extreme challenging behaviour (aggression, self-injury). In such instances, centre based services are provided on a short term basis and an emphasis is placed on graduating our students into the community based programs.

We accept students into our centre based program based on availability. Contact us to find out more information.

Do you offer virtual therapy sessions?

We are now online!

For eligible learners, we are offering direct one to one therapy via a telehealth model. Access to a computer and internet is required.

For our early learners who are not eligible for the teletherapy ABA model, we offer parent-child coaching to parents and caregivers. Our clinical supervisors meet with you and your child weekly or bi-weekly to work on your family’s specific goals, such as in areas of self regulation, self help (toilet training, sleep coaching, increasing food repertoire, getting dressed, etc.!), learner readiness skills, language development and communication.

SCHEDULE A FREE ASSESSMENT! 

book online | emailhello@supermindstherapy.com | tel. 437-247-3536

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT OUR AUTISM THERAPY PROGRAMS?

 2 OF 3 CORE SERVICES

SOCIAL GROUPS & CAMPS

FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Mini Superminds™ (Ages 2-4)  •  Master Superminds™ (Ages 4-8)

WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN IN OUR GROUPS:

+ emotional recognItion        + self-regulation

+ play skills        + school rules    

+ functional communication       +social thinking

+ comprehension       + literacy and vocabulary bulding

+ perspective taking             + conversation skills

+ nonverbal communication        + situational awareness

+ problem solving        + friendships

+ self-esteem       + hygiene and self-help skills

MINI SUPERMINDS™ (Ages 2-4)

This camp and group social program focuses on helping children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder develop independent play skills, as well as play skills with peers (joint and cooperative play), self-regulation and emotional recognition, self-help and adaptive skills, use of appropriate and functional language, and learner readiness skills (following rules and routines).

We accept 10 children into each cohort, following a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio (depending on the need).

MASTER SUPERMINDS™ (Ages 4-8)

This camp and group social program focuses on helping children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder develop play skills with peers, basic and advanced conversation skills with peers, perspective taking, emotional recognition and self-regulation, nonverbal communication, situational awareness, problem solving, self-esteem, school rules, hygiene and self-help, and how to make and maintain friendships.

We accept 20 children into each cohort, following a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio (depending on the need).

2021-2022 SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION 

IN PERSON AND ONLINE ENROLMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

FIND OUT WHICH AUTISM THERAPY PROGRAM IS BEST FOR YOUR CHILD

3 OF 3 CORE SERVICES

PARENT COACHING

step by step instruction guides  •  downloadable worksheets & resources • video modelling

The evidence based training tutorials enable families to tackle common challenges related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Families learn to use the same tools and strategies that our clinical team uses with children and families enrolled in our direct therapy program.

A SNEAK PEAK INTO OUR ONLINE PARENT TRAINING PORTAL

HOME SUPPORT

BEHAVIOUR

SELF REGULATION

COMMUNICATION

SOCIAL

 PLAY

ACADEMIC

ADAPTIVE

SAFETY

INDIVIDUALIZED GUIDANCE

 Through our portal you can book one of our clinical team members to troubleshoot implementation or provide individualized support based on your child’s specific areas of strength and areas of need.

ABOUT THE PORTAL

+ Learn on your own time, at your own pace – no restrictions

+ Massive library of evidence based learning tutorials, resources and videos

+ Updated regularly

MORE COMPLEX NEEDS

It is outside the scope of the online training portal to provide individual consultation needed to address complex needs, severe problem behaviour, etc.

To address more complex needs, please request a meeting with one of our clinical supervisors (online video conferencing or in person options are available).

COST

The portal follows a subscription model – as long as you are subscribed, you maintain access to all information and resources. NOTE: NO CONTRACT, CANCEL ANYTIME WITH 30 DAYS NOTICE

Some learning modules are also available to purchase for a one-time fee.

This is unlike all other online training resources where you only access the resource for a limited period of time.

USE & COMPATIBILITY

+ Video training (30 – 45 minutes)

+ Handouts/Downloads (printable)

+ Positive change

The portal is compatible across all browsers and devices. If you have wi-fi, you can access the portal.

All resources are also available for download and sharing so you can review offline, as well as print as needed.

DISCLAIMER

This portal is not a replacement for individualized consultation by a professional when necessary, i.e. complex needs, management of severe problem behaviour.

The intention of this portal is to provide families and pararofessionals with basic knowledge of the principles of ABA and their application to everyday life and challenges. The portal provides general tips and recommendations, not individual consulting.

For more complex needs, our clinical supervisors are available to schedule for online ZOOM consultations or in-person consultations.

A Word

From our Clinical Director

Our commitment to our kiddos diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families is to work around the clock to bring out the supermind in all of our little superheroes. 

Our Autism therapy programs are evidence-based and science-backed, natural and stimulating, family oriented, and embed tools for lasting change every step of the way.

Our Autism therapy approach is strengths-based which means that we meet children where they are and use their interests to shape our teaching opportunities. This fosters a positive learning experience in which our little ones excel. 

– Andrea Talpos, M.Ed,, BCBA

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