Description & Services
Public Comments Families living in Mattawa can access autism services through this location.
Description (Service) Provides individualized programs to meet specific developmental needs to enable each child to reach his or her full potential
 
Helps families dealing with Autism through the following programs:
 
Autism Intervention Program  
  • Uses an Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) approach to improve key learning skills in the key areas of cognitive, language and social development for children or youth with moderate to severe Autism  
  • Individualizes a comprehensive range of clinically appropriate goals targeting a broad range of developmental areas 
  • Provides intensive intervention, requiring between 20 and 40 hours of therapy per week 
  • Supports children or youth in their integration and generalization of gains from IBI into the school setting 
  • Offers up to one year of transition support to assist this process
 
Behaviour Communication Therapy Services  
  • Teaches a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) positive behaviours and appropriate skills  
  • Provides direct therapy through in-home coaching, and develops behavioural protocols with parents and/or community team including a functional behaviour assessment  
  • Provides skills training sessions to small groups of children and adolescents, and provides education and prevention in-service on topics related to ASD behaviour
 
Enhanced Respite - Crisis 
Provides families with additional funds to extend number of respite hours to support their child during a short term challenging situation
 
Enhanced Respite - Special Activities 
Supports the creation of new activities or the expansion of existing activities, creating more choice for parents to utilize their respite dollars
 
Autism Spectrum Disorder - School Support Program  
  • Provides consultations to school board staff to develop effective behavioural teaching methods to support children with ASD in school 
  • Assists school board staff in ensuring seamless transitions for students with ASD 
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Mattawa ; Nipissing District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
 
For families of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-476-2293
Toll Free Phone 1-800-668-8555
Fax 705-495-1373
E-Mail info@handstfhn.ca
Website www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca
Primary Executive Jeffrey Hawkins, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Paul Laperrière, Director, Corporate Services
Located In Community North Bay
Address 222 Main St E
North Bay, ON P1B 1B1
 
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Intersection Main St E and Wyld St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Donations