Portia offers resources that help you learn from other parents who have undertaken the same journey, treatment options, and strategies, and we provide information about sources of financial support.
A Parent’s Guide to ABA
A FREE Resource for parents and families with a child recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Learn from parents who open their hearts and share their journey with you.
Strategies for problem behaviours
Strategies to improve communication
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Portia effective?
Portia’s programming involves a centralized, inter-disciplinary team of experts, a customized program for every child, and family involvement at every step of the process.
What makes Portia’s interdisciplinary approach better?
Portia believes that each individual’s program should be tailored to their needs, therefore using ABA methods at our centre makes perfect sense. Parents may feel they are being pulled in many different directions as their child is being offered services by many private and public services. Your child may be enrolled in one hour per week of Occupational Therapy, one hour per week of Speech Therapy and preschool. This “eclectic” approach is not enough – research shows that this is equivalent to doing nothing. EIBI, conversely, is intensive. It is considered “best practice” for young children with autism, and is far superior to an eclectic intervention and equivalent amounts of special education. Research backs up this claim.
Every family and child’s situation is different. Your family is important to us, and we want to give your child the best chance for a better future, no matter where you are in your journey. Entering Portia’s programs as early as possible is the best way to help your child achieve success. For information on financial details, please contact us.
If you or your spouse is a member of your employer’s group health benefits plan you will most likely have psychological insurance which can be used to help pay for therapy, parent training, and assessments.