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Type:

Free OAP Services

Age:

3 – 6 Years

Fees:

Free – Funded by the OAP

Referral:

You will need an invitation letter from the OAP to register for this program

Eligibility:

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Languages offered:

English

Location:

Various Scarborough locations

Hours:

Monday – Friday, half day program

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The entry to school program includes two main parts. The first part is a six-month, group-based, skill-building program, focused on helping children develop school-readiness skills in six areas:

  • Communication – conversation, expressing wants and needs, understanding words and language, social communication, and non-verbal communication
  • Play – toy exploration, and engaging in group play/games
  • Social interaction – understanding of social boundaries, interactions with peers, and learning new behaviours by observing/imitating peers
  • Functional routines – following classroom routines, and self-help skills such as dressing and toilet training
  • Behavioural self-management – emotional regulation and being able to wait their turn
  • Pre-academics, learning and attention – developing new learning skills, working within a group setting, and independent work

The group-based program is multi-disciplinary and supported by staff with expertise in:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Applied behaviour analysis
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Early childhood development

After completing the group-based part of the program, children will start the second part of the program, which provides them with individual transition supports as they enter school. Families and educators will also be able to access consultation services from entry to school program staff, as needed, during a child’s first six months in school.

Call our intake line at 416-438-3697 ext. 19055 for more information.

Eligibility Details

To participate in the Entry to School program, your child must be:

  • registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)
  • between three to six years old as of December 31 in the year they are starting school
  •  starting kindergarten or Grade 1 for the first time

How to Register with The Ontario Autism Program

Strides Toronto Autism Services Orientation

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