Foundational Autism Services Available at Strides Toronto


Strides Toronto applauds the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announcement on August 4th committing funding for foundational services addressing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a part of the new needs-based Ontario Autism Program (OAP) designed to provide families and caregivers a range of evidence-based services to support their children’s learning and development. Foundational Family Services will be individualized and responsive to families’ changing needs over time.

Strides Toronto is pleased to be offering Foundational Family Services in a variety of formats including group, individual, self-directed, virtual, and in-person services (temporarily on hold due to COVID-19). All families registered in the OAP are eligible to receive these services and supports at no cost. You can choose to access these services at any point based on your needs. There are no limits to the number of times you can register for these services.

We offer a wide range of Foundational Family Services. These services and supports may include:

Workshops and Coaching Sessions
We offer a variety of virtual education opportunities on a wide range of topics. Workshops will be delivered online either through video links or through our Zoom Healthcare video conferencing platform.

Coaching is integrated into our various services to support parents and caregivers to implement the recommended strategies and transfer skills.

Brief Targeted Consultation
This brief service includes coaching and strategies using Applied Behaviour Analysis principles (ABA) to address your child/youth’s individual strengths, needs, and goals. Consultations will be offered by phone or by video through our secure Zoom Healthcare platform to help address a specific goal.

Transition Supports
We provide supports and services to promote a smooth transition into the school system and the broader community.

Family Resource and Clinic Days
We have an established parent education curriculum, including training packages to support social communication and behaviour management. Strides Toronto encourages active engagement and participation in treatment sessions so parents can learn techniques for home and community settings

For more information about Strides Toronto’s Foundational Family Services, please contact 416-321-5464, ext. 236 or email