Helping Every Child Reach their Full Potential
We pride ourselves in supporting families as they navigate all the options available to them, using language that is easy to understand.
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Our Mission & Values
We are founded on the principle that no one should be denied the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our programming is data driven and we use evidence-based methods.
Our Mission is to provide evidence-based ABA therapy services of a high ethical standard within home, clinic and community settings. The Portia Learning Centre Inc. uses the literature and scientifically proven methods of Applied Behavior Analysis, along with Skinner’s analysis of Verbal Behavior, to guide the treatment and instructional recommendations for individuals with autism, developmental delays and disorders.
Parent/caregiver and family involvement is essential. Our team will work with you and your family to ensure treatment gains are realized across all environments.
The Portia Learning Centre’s individualized ABA treatment programs follow a developmental approach for children of all ages, starting at 6 months of age. We offer a variety of ABA Services to suit each child’s unique needs. Our team of Behaviour Analysts, Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists and Psychologists are here to help you and your family.
Comprehensive Focused and Consultative ABA Services
Social and Play Groups
Infant and Toddler Developmental Screenings
Integration Support, Academic Support & School Readiness Programs
Wondering what our spaces look like and what our team can offer? View the videos for a virtual tour of our four locations, or contact us to book a consultation.
Allison and Margherita have been amazing senior therapists for our family. They have both equally been such an important part of our lives because their knowledge, understanding, and compassion far exceeds what can be taught in educational institutions. So grateful that we have had the opportunity to know them and and that they have both played such a special role in our children's lives.
My son enjoys Portia and I can see that he’s Well taken care of
Portia Learning Center is great institution, very organized and knowledgeable team. I think my daughter is making lots of progress because of the way programs are organized and because the team really follows through the goals
Over the past year and half my son has developed significantly at Portia. His senior therapist is genuine, knowledgeable, resourceful, and flexible. He continues to learn and develop through he is 9 years old now with ASD. That is a true testament that ABA works if you have a good team and an engaged family. Thank you
When my daughter started attending Portia, we were really struggling with her day-to-day activities, her behaviour, her awareness and many other things. We had received the diagnosis very recently and we were going through a very difficult moment in our lives. Attending Portia really changed the game for our family because we could see really quickly the benefits of this ABA intervention and we felt very supported by the Senior Therapist and the whole team. I highly recommend this Center to all the autism families.
I feel very satisfied and thankful about my Senior Therapist’s work. She really makes our family feel supported and valued. She trains us well and provides us with her feedback all the time. She is in communication with us very frequently and she is always on top of our daughter’s program goals. I feel extremely happy to have chosen Portia Learning Center over other institutions and to have got this incredibly hardworking Senior Therapist
Portia is a great team of great people. They are passionate professionals with different experiences and backgrounds. I have had the opportunity to ask and talk not only with my son’s team but other therapists and they have always been kind and eager to give me ideas and help. I can say with confidence that everyone at Portia has been very loving and caring for my son and my family. He has achieved many goals and keeps advancing everyday more and more and it has been thanks to the great team behind him. Everyone has made an incredible difference in our lives and I really appreciate the support through all the ups and downs along the way.Carolina
Tony and Virginia A.
Our son started ABA/IBI at Portia, February 2016 just a few months shy of turning six years old. We couldn’t afford IBI and felt like we had let out son down. He started off at Portia, a shy, quiet boy, who didn’t have any functional speech and deficient in many life skills.
We had previously visited the Portia Center, knowing our name would be coming up soon, and during our visit, we could automatically see how kind and caring the therapists were and how well they treated the kids. We also had a good feeling about the environment itself and the way the centre was set up. All we know, is that The kids were happy. That made us feel like this would be the place for Anthony so we didn’t hesitate to enroll him when we were offered the Direct Funding Offer, and it was best decision we had ever made.
Within a few weeks of being in service, my husband and I noticed a big difference in our son. He was happier and seemed confident in his demeanor. He was excited to go back daily, and loved being there, even though it was challenging and new to him, he fell into place pretty quickly and captured the hearts of the therapists working with him.
We trusted that they would take care of our little man and quickly realized that they weren’t just therapists, but part of our family. The staff are always available for any questions we had. We didn’t really know what to expect, but realized fairly early on,that what we were getting, were angels in disguise.
His Individual service plan was put into place, and he has had measurable and sustained gains ever since, gains and skills that he has been able to generalize at home, at school, and just in everyday life, such as outings and any events that take place. Our lives were changing, for the better and it felt great.
The entire staff at Portia are knowledgeable, caring, hard working people and they are changing our lives one day a time. There aren’t enough words In this testimonial to describe or thank the Portia Learning Centre enough.
From day one, the therapists, the centre's director, the senior therapists and the clinician in charge have been dedicated to helping Anthony reach his full potential. We look forward to Anthony's continued success, as nothing is more important than Anthony being happy and supported by amazing staff who continue to encourage Anthony to be the best he can be. Every-time we enter the centre, we hear laughing and see smiles on everyone’s face. That alone, for my son is ever-thing.
We know that Anthony's success and progress all are due to the Portia Learning Centre and we are “Forever” grateful.
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News & Resources
May 01, 2022
Parents Guide to ABA
A FREE resource for parents with children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder—includes treatment options, strategies for problem behaviours, and strategies to improve communication.
- An approved OAP Provider for Core Clinical Services
- A member of CASP
What is ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis)?
Applied Behaviour Analysis in its simplest form is the science of learning. ABA is an evidence-based practice that implements interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder. It uses a set of principles based on the science of behaviour to produce meaningful change in behaviour and help develop a wide range of skills.
Over 30 years of research has now demonstrated that children with autism can learn using this specialized method.