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Employment Opportunities at Emerging Minds

Emerging Minds is continually seeking enthusiastic and qualified professionals to fill the role of Therapist-Educator.  Therapist-Educators work on a one-on-one basis with young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in our intervention programs.  For more information about the position and to apply, please refer to our job posting below: THERAPIST-EDUCATOR Emerging Minds is a treatment centre for children and youth, including children on the autism spectrum. Through interdisciplinary teams, we draw from contemporary, best-practice strategies to design individualized programs that incorporate the goals of the child and the family. Our treatment model rests on positive engagement with children. We are seeking qualified individuals to the position of Instructor Therapist. Instructor … Read more

Announcement re Ontario Autism Program

The Ontario government has announced a new caregiver-mediated Ontario Autism Program.  It is open to children between 12 and 48 months old and families will be invited to apply.  Services in Ottawa will be provided through CHEO and the Quickstart Early Intervention Partnership.

Autism Canada looking for stories about the Disability Tax Credit Application

Autism Canada is looking for parents, professionals, and individuals with autism to share their stories about applying for the Disability Tax Credit Application.  You can email to share.  They will be sharing information with CRA in an effort to make the process more equitable and transparent.

Announcement of New Ontario Autism Program

On June 8th, the government of Ontario announced a new autism program.

New Program At Emerging Minds

We are excited to announce a new behaviour intervention program at Emerging Minds: Parent Partnership Intervention! This program will be for children between the ages of 1 and 6 who have been diagnosed with autism. In a Parent Partnership Intervention, parents will act as partners with the Emerging Minds team to provide the necessary intensive therapy for a child with autism. In the program, your child will begin to receive a minimum of 7 hours per week of one on one therapy with an educator therapist. In addition, parents will receive bi-weekly 1 hour parent coaching sessions, where parents will learn how to promote their child’s development outside of therapy. … Read more

Upcoming Event – Autism Walk on May 31st

Emerging Minds will be participating in the Autism Walk on May 31st to raise money for Autism Speaks. Walkers and supporters can gather at the Carleton University Fieldhouse.  This event is a lot of fun and you never know who you might see.

Autism and Financial Planning – A Summary

From the feedback we’ve received from parents, our Autism and Financial Planning Conference was a big success. There was a lot of information from the different professionals. Donna Neff explained why it is so critical to have one’s will in order when there is a special needs child to consider. Although no one likes to think about it, a child with autism will likely need specialized care if something happens to his or her parents. Any guardian who is selected should understand and agree to the responsibility. She also explained how putting an autistic child’s inheritance in a Hansen trust can protect their Ontario Disability funding. The final word of … Read more