We are here to help. We know that navigating the current funding landscape, to say nothing of wait times and treatment options, can be frustrating and overwhelming for many families.
But before you can begin to seek help, it’s best to seek a diagnosis.
So the first step is to have your child assessed by the appropriate professional who has undergone specific training. This can be undertaken by a number of professionals including:
- doctors, such as family physicians, paediatricians, developmental paediatricians and psychiatrists
- psychologists and psychological associates
However, while an assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is helpful, you don’t require this to enter into our services.
You can schedule a free orientation meeting with us, by filling out the form or by calling the Centre to arrange an appointment (initially by phone). We will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a mutually convenient time to speak.
Nancy Marchese, our Executive Director and Founder, will speak with you about the services we offer and then one of our Supervisors will conduct an intake interview and evaluation and meet with you and your child. We will then design a customized program for your child based on their specific needs, working with you and your family every step of the way.
Our ABA program and services will help your child develop and expand their skills across a number of different areas. And we’ll do it in a fun and engaging way to keep them motivated throughout the learning process.
Our team will develop and customize the appropriate tools based on your child’s needs. We’re here to support you and understand the goals that are most important to you and yours when it comes to living with autism.
From the very beginning Nancy recognized our needs, and guided us through the initial evaluation process, recommended the number of hours we should allow and be comfortable with financially, and provided a complete setup of a program custom-tailored to our daughter. She trained us to understand that ABA treatment is not one big race, but rather a long marathon, for which we have to cautiously pace ourselves.Father with a daughter with ASD
Disclaimer: This success story is real, unsolicited, and from a former client of Breakthrough Autism.