Centre Based Programming
Toronto IBI's Downsview Children's Learning Centre officially opened in 2012, transitioning Toronto IBI from a home-based ABA outreach service provider for families in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to a multi-faceted service provider providing a safe and accommodating learning environment for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
With a vision of making ABA and IBI therapy easily accessible to families as well as provide transitional services for children who are ready to attend school without one-on-one support, Toronto IBI has grown steadily in the last 12 years, opening our Bedford Park Children's Academy in 2018 and Bloor & Dundas Learning Centre in 2022, and the inclusion of small group ABA and school-skills programs at select locations.
Boasting over 6400 sq. ft. of combined space, Toronto IBI's centres are all conveniently located close to public transit and also easily accessible by car. Our brightly-lit, clean and comfortable facilities boast the use of up-to-date technology, classrooms for transitional training, as well as gyms or motor-sensory rooms for children to futher develop motor skills, stay active and interact with their peers in a group-oriented environment.
For children who are advanced learners, centre based therapy is often as close to the replication of a child's natural academic environment as possible without being in a child's school. For early learners, a centre based learning environment is often a more structured and less distracting location for children to learn compared to their home where parents and other family members can often increase maladaptive behaviours which interfere with learning.
In addtion, a centre based program allows families the ease and convenience of dropping their children off at a centralized location which provides their child with a consistent programming environment on a daily basis. Our multiple locations are situated minutes from Toronto highways and easily accessible by local transit which facilitates the ease of a family's daily commute to and from their home or place of employment.
At Toronto IBI, we understand the financial burdens of supporting a child on the spectrum. As such, a number of payment options for services are available.
We are committed to always provide the best available clinically appropriate services for your child. If our ability to provide quality and effective services for your child is in doubt or if our fitment with your child and/or family is not conducive or productive to your child's learning, we will not hesitate to recommend alternate service providers that can better meet your child's needs.
Toronto IBI is Qualified to Provide Evidence Based Behavioural Services Under the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) through AccessOAP
Toronto IBI meets all the requirements put forth by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCSS) for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) through AccessOAP.
Our Clinical Director, Kingston Chui, M.A., BCBA, has been a certified Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2010 and is a qualified Clinical Supervisor for families participating in the OAP.
In addition, all the Directors of our three locations are BCBAs, so you can be confident in our quality of service!
We recognize the difficulties of having a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and understand that families will advocate for what is best for their child. Often this will include the incorporation of different classes and activities aimed at broadening their child's development.
At Toronto IBI, we always encourage families to involve their child in as many new activities and classes as possible, as increased exposure to new experiences result in an increase in learning opportunities. Toronto IBI will be there every step of the way to help aid you and your child as you navigate through different extracurricular activities.
If you would like to come visit one of our three locations for a tour, please call us for an appointment and we will be more than happy to show you our facilities!