News & Events
Visit here often for timely updates about autism research and all the latest news about autism, including treatments and resources.
Our Executive Director talks about ABA and apps on CP24
April 26, 2013
Technology has created some pretty exciting opportunities to help enhance children with autism’s educational programming. Did you know that our Executive Director, Nancy Defina-Marchese, in partnership with Sarah Kupferschmidt, another BCBA, has created an app for kids with autism to help them learn to how to identify a variety of items? Click here to see […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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: – […]