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Preschool Behaviour Communication Services: Questions and Answers

Children, 5 years and under, with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who reside in the City of Toronto (Scarborough, North York, Toronto, York or East York) and are registered with Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services are eligible for the service.

The service is provided by a team of Speech Language Pathologists, Behaviour/Communication Consultants, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers

Referrals to the Geneva Centre for Autism PBCS program are made by Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services. The speech and language pathologist working with the child in the quadrant will request a transfer when assessment of the child and family needs indicates that a multidisciplinary approach would be the most appropriate clinical intervention.

The PBCS program is focused on meeting the needs of children and families. Service is available in multiple clinical locations. , Occasionally, when clinically appropriate, service may take place at the family home, child care centre or nursery school.

Parents accessing service from the PBCS program are also eligible to participate in other Geneva Centre for Autism services including Foundations, , Special Topics, Social Skill Building Groups, Parent Network, Training Institute, and Respite.

In October of the year a child turns 5, he / she is discharged from Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services at the Geneva Centre for Autism.  However, they continue to remain a client of the Geneva Centre, and can continue to access follow up service through the School Age Behaviour Communication team, as well as other Geneva Centre services listed in the links to the left.

The Geneva Centre for Autism Lending System has a large and varied collection of books and videos that can be helpful to you and your child.