Toronto Partnership for Autism Services

autistic boy using ipad to learn to brush teeth

The Centre provides Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) for children and youth who have been diagnosed by a physician or psychologist as being toward the severe end of the autism spectrum. IBI is a specific application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). IBI is delivered by a qualified intensive behaviour therapist and the program is customized based on the needs of each child. The therapist may work one-to-one with the child or in a small group. The intervention is delivered with the goal of increasing the child’s developmental trajectory or rate of learning. Associated services are also provided, including parent training and education, child and family support services and transition services.

This program is funded by the provincial Ministry of Children and Youth Services through the Ontario government’s Autism Intervention Program.

Toronto Partnership for Autism Services (TPAS) is comprised of five agencies working in partnership across the City of Toronto - Surrey Place Centre (lead agency in Toronto Region), Adventure Place, Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre, The Etobicoke Children’s Centre and Geneva Centre for Autism.


Independent Review Mechanism for the Autism Intervention Program
When you receive notification that your child is ineligible for or is being discharged from the Autism Intervention Program (AIP), you may request an independent review of that decision. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) has developed an Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) for the AIP which is being coordinated by Contact Niagara, a non-profit agency funded by the Ministry. For more information please click here: 
Independant Review Mechanism
Mécanisme d'examen Indépendant