Services are available for children and youth up to 19 years of age with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), within the Saskatoon area of the SHA.
Shown below is the process for families wanting to access our Autism Intervention Program (AIP).
Steps to Accessing Programs through the AIP
The Autism Intervention Program (AIP) within the Saskatoon area of the SHA provides individualized behavioural interventions and support services in collaboration with the family.
Services are provided to children and youth up to 19 years of age and their families. The program is operated through Autism Services, whose mission is to provide education, advocacy, and services to improve the quality of life of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and their families.
- Developing and monitoring of individualized intervention plans.
- Providing early intervention to children 5 years of age and under or until successfully transitioned into a school program.
- Providing individualized intervention to children and youth aged 5–19 years.
- Providing family consultations.
- Providing information and training to caregivers regarding the needs of their child/youth.
- Providing opportunities for children/youth to participate in therapeutic social skills groups among peers.
- Assisting with transition planning.
- Collaborating with other service providers involved in providing support to the individual/family.
It is essential that parents participate in the ongoing implementation of the Intervention Plan.
Anyone can refer to the Autism Intervention Program; however, parental permission is required.
For more information about our Autism Intervention Programs please contact Lauren Brandt, Director of Autism Intervention Program at lauren.brandt@autismservices.