Reach Autism Program for Children Under 6
What is the REACH Autism Program?
The Reach Autism Program is for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in Delta, Surrey and Langley. The Reach Autism Program is an interdisciplinary, highly structured autism intervention program. Our intervention focuses on five child development areas: play skills, communication skills, social skills, self-help skills, and cognitive/academic skills.
Our team includes behaviour consultants (BCs), speech-language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), associate behaviour consultants (ABCs), and behaviour interventionists (BIs).
The Reach Autism Program has three intervention centres:
Ladner Centre – 5050 47 Avenue, Delta
North Delta House – 10921 82 Avenue, Delta
Fleetwood Centre – #205 – 16140 84 Avenue, Surrey
Play and Learn Peer Connections available at REACH Centres only
Play and Learn Peer Connections is centre-based and focuses on teaching children how to succeed in preschool and school settings. Peer Connections provides a group environment for children to learn and practice social skills, emotional regulation and executive functioning with their peers. Group instruction will have a 2:3 ratio of behaviour interventionists to children. Peer Connections also includes 1:1 teaching time for each child with a BI outside the group time.
Children have individualized goals, and participate in play-based, highly structured 1:1 and small group activities. Children attend three days a week for a total of 27-30 hours per month.
Play and Learn Family Connections available at Reach Centres or in Homes
Play and Learn Family Connections offers 1:1 intervention sessions at a Reach Centre, family home, or the daycare the child attends. Children attend two days a week for a total of 16-18 hours per month. More intervention time might be available, based on the family’s Autism Funding, space and staff availability.
The home (daycare) option can be customized to accommodate the family’s preferences. For example, families can choose either an SLP and/or an OT to add to their team.
The Reach Autism Program provides all materials necessary for learning.
Parents are important teachers for their children. You and your child’s team will set goals for teaching your child new skills in home routines. Your team will provide coaching and teaching strategies to meet these goals. Goals may include toilet training, expanding your child’s diet, and teaching your child to communicate.
REACH is committed to provide accessible services. To ensure fair access to Reach Autism Program we have outlined our entry, transition and exit criteria for you below.
Anyone may refer a child on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for services as long as the legal guardian has given verbal or written permission. Children need to:
- have a diagnosis of ASD
- have access to Autism funding through the Ministry of Children and Family Development
- be younger than 6.0 years old.
Children will be discharged at the end of the month of their 6th birthday.
Autism Program for Children
Parents wishing to access services for children with autism can contact Carol Ywan
Contact us now!
N: Carol Ywan
P: (604) 946-6622, ext. 343
E: [email protected]
L: Delta, Surrey, & Langley areas