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March
11
2013

World Autism Awareness Day – Our challenge to you!

March 11, 2013

In honour of the upcoming World Autism Awareness on April 2nd, we at Breakthrough Autism are issuing a challenging to everyone in our community. This year, let’s move past awareness and starting thinking acceptance. For those in our community, think about what you could to do help a family whose child has autism or a […]

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March
6
2013

Breakthrough Autism Appearances on Daytime Toronto and Daytime York

March 6, 2013

We’re excited to announce that our Executive Director, Nancy Defina-Marchese, will be appearing on Daytime Toronto and Daytime York to talk about autism awareness and what quality ABA services looks like. Watch it live or set your PVR! Here are the details: Daytime Toronto: March 11th at 10 am and 3 pm on the local […]

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January
4
2013

Tips for Keeping your Child with Autism Safe

January 4, 2013

With appropriate treatment, children with autism can learn many different safety skills. Over the past decade, Behaviour Analysts have published some important research describing different techniques to teach a variety of safety skills. Unfortunately, many children with autism are not taught safety skills as part of their regular curriculum. Sadly, over the past year there […]

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November
12
2012

The Autism Project

November 12, 2012

The Toronto Star has begun a six part series on autism. This in-depth look at autism in Ontario is a must read for parents, professionals and the community at large. Click here to learn more about it.

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October
27
2012

Quality Intensive Behavioral Intervention helps a child with autism’s dream come true!

October 27, 2012

High quality Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) can help every children with autism reach their full potential. Click here to watch this inspirational video of a child with autism singing with Katy Perry. This child’s EIBI services was overseen by one of the top Behavior Analysts in the world not to mention one of our […]

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October
20
2012

Teaching children with autism how to label items – Research published by our Executive Director

October 20, 2012

At Breakthrough Autism, we believe in staying up to date with the latest research and also contributing to it. That is why we are excited to announce the recent publication of research conducted by our Executive Director, Nancy Defina-Marchese. Nancy and her colleagues conducted research on different techniques to teach children with autism how to […]

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August
25
2012

Breakthrough Autism Academy Open House

August 25, 2012

Interested in learning more about our centre-based program for your child? We’ll be hosting an open house on September 10th from 2-7 pm. Take a tour of our site while learning more about the individualized programs that we offer at Breakthrough Autism Acacdemy. Join us at 519 Sixteenth Avenue in Richmond Hill (between Yonge and […]

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August
25
2012

Our Executive Director talks about Autism Awareness on Daytime

August 25, 2012

In this video clip, our Executive Director, Nancy Defina-Marchese, shares information about ABA and autism on Daytime Toronto for World Autism Awareness Day. Click here to watch this interview.

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August
10
2012

Safety tips for enjoying summer events with your child with autism

August 10, 2012

Summer fairs, festivals and amusement parks are a right of passage for many children. Here are some safety tips to help your family enjoy the many opportunities available during the summer months. Children wander or run away for various reasons. Some children may find the crowds and noise upsetting and want to get away:  – […]

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August
2
2012

Global and local news coverage about the opening of Breakthrough Autism Academy

August 2, 2012

The opening of our new centre-based program, Breakthrough Autism Academy, has created a lot of excitement across the global and local news. We got some great news coverage from the following news outlets: Global and Mail, Yahoo finance, Newsblaze, Marketwatch – the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and the Richmond Hill Liberal.

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