ACT’s Super Summer Social Groups

ACT is pleased to offer afternoon social groups over the summer months.  Please rest assured we will be following the recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines during group sessions. ACT will be offering afternoon play-based social groups…

A Letter to Parents: ACT Learning Centre’s Re-Opening Guidelines

On May 14, 2020 the Premier of Ontario announced Phase One of the plan for re-opening the province. Autism treatment centres are included in phase one. The safety of the children/youth we serve, their families and our staff is our first, and…

Implementing a Token Economy System at Home

When trying to manage a child with behavioral problems, it is common to find that praise is not enough to motivate the child to follow rules, obey commands or do chores. As a result, it is necessary to set up a more powerful program to motivate…

Virtual Social Skills Development

While families remain in self-isolation at home, children’s social circles are restricted to interactions with siblings and parents! Children on the spectrum can easily find themselves regressing in the domain of social skill development because…

Introducing Virtual Recess

While schools remain closed our children are missing some key components of their daily routine, including socialization, exercise, structure, and more. ACT Learning Centre is pleased to introduce the newest addition to our free virtual series…

Parent and Family Resources to Empower Children with Autism During Self-Isolation

Online learning Like so many parents across the world, you may have recently found yourself thrust into a new role: your child’s educator. While textbooks and duotangs may be required for some lessons, they will only hold your child’s attention…

ACT Learning Centre To Offer Free Virtual Support For Parents Of Children With Autism

ACT Learning Centre To Offer Free Virtual Support For Parents Of Children With Autism in Response to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and COVID-19 Closures. OTTAWA // March 31, 2020 - In response to the federal government’s Canada Emergency…

Making Hand Washing Fun for Kids

Hands are one of the biggest germ carriers, especially little hands that are busy exploring and playing outside. Washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water is one of the best ways for both you and your children to remain healthy and…

How to Prepare Your Child with ASD for a Field Trip

Field trips are an important part of our children’s student experience. They provide hands-on opportunities to learn about the world outside of the classroom. However, for children with sensory processing difficulties, the change of pace from…

Importance of a Visual Schedule

Children on the autism spectrum often miss some of the language and social/behavioural cues that help them acknowledge what activities they can expect to do throughout the day. Any experience, both new and familiar, may cause children with autism…