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TLC is here to assist you with any questions or
concerns you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I enroll my child into programs at TLC?

TLC's offers a free intake process to all families interested in our services.  The first step of the intake process is a services inquiry phone call during which we will gather necessary contact information from a family.  The next step is to set up a free intake appointment, which will be approximately 1 hour in length and will help us gather important information about the child and provide intake paperwork to the family.  TLC will then make a clinical recommendation as to which of our programs would meet the individual needs of the child.

What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects 1 in 88 children. Autism is characterized by individuals having deficits and delays in the areas of communication and social interaction, and by restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, and activities. While all individuals diagnosed with autism meet these criteria in some way, autism presents on a wide spectrum and at differing severities.

Click here for a detailed description of the new DSM criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder.

If you are concerned that your child may have autism, contact us for guidance in seeking a formal assessment.


What is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a science based on the principles of learning and behaviour which systematically modifies target behaviours.  ABA employs the structured use of prompting, reinforcement, and data collection to teach and track the learning of a variety of skills.  The principles and methods of ABA can be used to teach any behaviour, and is a proven approach in teaching children with autism.


Other Frequently Asked Questions include:
  • What is the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)?

  • How do I apply for funding with the OAP?


For more information about the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and the process of receiving funding, please reach out to the team.


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