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Strong Start Program


Suitable if your child:

​*Is under the age of 6 

*Has been recently diagnosed with autism

*Will be starting or has recently started school

This comprehensive ABA-based program aims to help your child develop and expand their  skills across a number of different areas and help to ensure a smoother transition into a larger classroom setting.  Your child will benefit from hightly structured activites to emulate school with a low 2:1     child to therapist ratio.  This provides a high level of support for children to interact and learn new skills with guidance.  

We will require those attending the program to complete an eligibility screening to determine peer compatibility.

Goals are developed in collaboration with the family and are based on your child's individual needs.  Skills focused on in this program include increasing language/communication skills, following group instructions, sitting and playing with a peer, transitioning between activities, and activities of daily living.

Other features include:

  • Delivery of treatment by a team of highly trained therapists

  • Program oversight by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

  • Parent/Caregiver coaching on teaching strategies being used

  • Session feedback and follow up with the family


2, 3 or 5 half days per week
9am - 12pm OR 1pm-4pm
Delivered in a child to staff ratio of 2:1
Delivered over an 11 week period


          Registration for Spring is now closed



To register contact Kathleen Molina-Kelly at (416) 240-1111 ext. 2271 or by email at


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The Etobicoke Children’s Centre

65 Hartsdale Drive,
Etobicoke, ON M9R 2S8

200 Ronson Dr., (4th floor)
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5Z9

Tel: (416) 240-1111
Fax: (416) 240-7999
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