Helping Your Child Try New Food

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Research shows that repeated exposure, combined with small rewards, increases a child’s willingness to accept disliked food. On average, children need over a dozen interactions with food before consumption.…

ACT Learning Centre Virtual Tour

We love to welcome our clients to our clinic, located at 36 Antares Dr. in Ottawa. Follow our Clinic Manager, Jocelyne Boileau, as she takes you through our space in our virtual tour. Explore our welcome area, individual therapy spaces, gym,…

3 Tips to Improve Your Toddler’s Speech Development During Story Time

Storytime is a common household favourite! Even if you’ve read the same Robert Munsch book over and over into oblivion, it’s always nice to snuggle up with your little one at the end of a long day. Storytime also serves as an incredible…

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…