In the News
Visit here often for timely updates about autism research and all the latest news about autism, including treatments and resources.
A mother’s perspective on autism
January 1, 2012
Breakthrough Autism would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year! We are looking forward to 2012 being filled with new research and developments in the treatment of autism! What a great way to ring in the new year with these thought-provoking words from a mother of one of our client’s with autism […]
The truth about the costs of Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)
December 22, 2011
Recently, there was a very critical article published in the Los Angeles Times regarding Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI). Not only was much of the research in IBI misrepresented and misinterpreted, the writer also questioned whether the costs of IBI were justified. If the writer had done more research into the cost-benefits of IBI, he would […]
Unique gift idea for the holidays
December 8, 2011
Looking for a thoughtful gift for the holiday season? If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, stop by Parentbooks on Harbord street and pick up an incredible and unique bookmark of a map, handcrafted by a young boy with autism (and a great book to go with it!). Not only will you have a wonderful […]
Tips to help your family enjoy the holidays to the fullest!
December 7, 2011
The upcoming holidays can be a wonderful time for families to celebrate together! For some children with autism, this time may present some challenges due to the changes in their typical routines, new expectations placed on them and visiting places that they are not used to. With this in mind, here are some ABA tips […]
Tips for deciding what services can help your child with autism
November 28, 2011
With so many different treatments for autism available and all claiming to be effective, it can be very difficult to figure out which treatments may be helpful for your child. Dr. Gina Green has published several articles to help parents determine which treatments for autism are actually evidence-based and worth investing time, financial resources, and […]
Prevent your child with autism from going missing in Ontario
November 16, 2011
For parents who have children with autism and educators that work with children with autism in Ontario, please check out this website. Project Lifesaver Ontario gives bracelets to children with autism (plus other populations like Alzheimer’s and other special needs) which has a radio transmitter so that they can be found if they are lost.
Upcoming conference on the latest research in Behaviour Analysis in Ontario
November 8, 2011
The annual conference for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysts is happening this week (Thursday November 10th and Friday November 11th)! With Dr. Gregory Hanley and Dr. Timothy Vollmer speaking, two outstanding Behaviour Analysts, the latest cutting edge research in Behaviour Analysis will be shared. To all parents who have children with autism, Dr. Hanley […]
Hallowe’en is just around the corner!
October 27, 2011
Hallowe’en is just around the corner! This holiday can be a great opportunity for kids with autism to interact with other children and most importantly have fun! Here are some ABA tips to help kids with autism enjoy this day to the fullest: • Map out a plan ahead of time (e.g., how many houses […]
Early Warning Signs of Autism
October 21, 2011
Wondering if your child might have autism? As we recognize Autism Awareness Month throughout October, we’d like to share some of the early warning signs of autism. http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10009827.html http://www.firstsigns.org/healthydev/milestones.htm
Autism Awareness Month!
October 19, 2011
October is Autism Awareness Month! We can each do our part to help raise awareness of autism in our communities. In fact, here’s a great blog with reasons why we need to make sure more Canadians are aware of autism and its impact on the families it affects.