OAP Entry to School Program

The Entry to School Program is part of the new early years service pathway in the needs-based Ontario Autism Program. ETS is a group-based program that supports successful transition into schools.

OAP Entry to School Program

The Entry to School Program is part of the new early years service pathway in the needs-based Ontario Autism Program. ETS is a group-based program that supports successful transition into schools.

Program Details

The DCAFS Entry to School Program uses ABA practices to implement natural environment teaching. Our play-based learning environment mirrors the way a typical classroom might look and is inspired by the Early Start Denver Model & How Does Learning Happen.

FOCUS

  • Communication
  • Functional routine
  • Social interaction
  • Learning and attention
  • Behavioural self-management and pre-academic

PREREQUISITES

For children aged three to six years of age registered with the OAP and entering school for the first time.

Please note that children who are eligible to enroll in the OAP ETS Program will receive an invitation letter sent by the Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services.

Our Services

Service Navigator

New to the OAP (Ontario Autism Program), have questions about services, looking for help with your budget, DCAFS Service Navigator is available to help. This role is designed to aid families in learning about the services available for the family, or family member, and what the benefits of various approaches and services can be.

Fee-for-service

DCAFS offers a variety of group or individual services for children of all abilities. These program offers a wide variety of behavioural services to meet the specific needs of children, youth and families and services are customized following a clinical assessment to determine what will optimize the targeted skill development.

Behaviour supports

Our Behaviour Supports programs are designed to meet your family’s goals through the creation of an individualized behaviour support plan. Goals may include: Daily Living Skills, Behaviour Management Skills, School Readiness Skills, Social Skills, and Communication Development.

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Skill-based groups

All our skills-based groups are created with an individualized curriculum and are designed using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Each child or youth will be given the opportunity to practice, learn and maintain relevant skills while promoting independence in a leisure setting.

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Connection-based groups

Connection-Based groups have been designed to provide enjoyable social opportunities for children and youth. Each group has been created with the objective of practicing skills while creating opportunities to connect with others their own age.

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1:1 Respite

Get ready to take a breather and recharge with our brand new 1:1 Respite program with Behaviour Solutions DCAFS! This program is all about giving you a much-needed break from the daily grind of caregiving. Our dedicated and trained Respite Team is here to support you every step of the way, so you can rest easy knowing your loved one is well cared for.

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