Putting Science into Practice
The Centre is a Canadian leader in individualized services, early childhood services, therapy, applied research and training, and enrichment programming for children, teens, and young adults with autism and their families. Home to three research fellows, the Centre is the only accredited autism service provider in Alberta (Accredited in Behavioural Consultation Services – Autism Spectrum Disorder by CARF International).
The Centre uses smart technology (TN ActiveCare System) to engage families through video in the home and community. The system stores essential information including individualized services plans and helps monitor progress and adjust care through real-time information. This technology allows for three important components of care – recording services and outcomes, monitoring progress on a regular and ongoing basis, and adjusting programming to meet individual responses to care. It also facilitates communication and collaboration between an individual’s service team and family.
Principles of Practice
The Centre operates under a person/family-centered model. Our overriding framework of practice is based on a developmentally-informed behavioural approach. Empirically-supported practices are incorporated in all activities. Inclusive opportunities and family engagement are maximized. We are autism experts, helping children, teens, and young adults reach their potential with a team approach to services and programs.