• Pre-School: (ages 2-6)
  • Child: (ages 6 -17)
  • Adult: (18 years & older)

Our clients are individuals with a developmental disability who are experiencing behavioural difficulties.  All of our adult clients must be 18 or over and reside within the Region of Peel. In Core Children, clients are between six and seventeen, and within Core Pre-school, they are between two and six. Typically services areas provided for three to six months, however depending on client progress to treatment, this may in some cases be shortened or extended.

 Using a mediator model and within a positive behavioural framework we may provide one of the following:

  • Behavioural Consultation to families
  • Functional Behaviour Assessments
  • Individual Behaviour Programs
  • Assistance in the development of Individual Behaviour Programs
  • School Consultation

SEXUALITY PROGRAM (18 years & older)

Our clients are individuals over the age of 18 with a developmental disability who are displaying inappropriate sexual behaviours.  All our clients are over the age of 18 and reside within the Region of Peel.  

Group Home Based

In partnership with Christian Horizons Residential Services we provide:

  • Relapse Prevention Training (RPT) 
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Generalization opportunities

 Community Based

In collaboration with community agencies, such as the family, community living, residential agencies, psychiatrist and psychologists, as well as probation and parole officers, we provide the same program as our group home based services with the addition of community based supports.

FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM (18 years & older)

One of the most common barriers to successfully integrating an individual with a developmental   disability into either a competitive employment situation or cost effective day opportunities is their behaviour.  Many of our referrals are in need of anger management skills and social skills.  Furthermore, our clients are often unaware of personal boundaries and are not sure of appropriate behaviours with co-workers.

 In partnership with Community Living Mississauga and Brampton-Caledon Community Living, these needs are addressed through the “Foundations Day Support Program”.

 Clients must be between the ages of 18-27. Clients must be participating in day or work programs within Community Living Mississauga and Brampton-Caledon Community Living.


Peel Behavioural Services, Christian Horizons and Peel Infant Development work in partnership in providing therapeutic respite services to a limited number of identified children. All clients have a diagnosed developmental disability and are between the ages of 2 and 17 years. This program serves children and families who are in need of behavioural support and intervention as part of an out of home respite program. Services are delivered in two ways: mediation and training in behavioural strategies, and training for clients to cope with overnight respite in locations other than their primary residence.  

TAKE CHARGE GROUPS (Ages 10 to 17)

The take Charge program is a partnership with Christian Horizons (CH) as well. Clients must have a diagnosis of ASD and be between the ages of 10 and 17. Services are delivered in a group format at the CH location. Service varies from usually 1 to 2 hours per week and run for three month blocks (10 weeks).The objective of the group is to provide respite for family members and skill development for individuals with ASD.

 The Take Charge Group sessions focus on individuals learning new skills through various curriculums such as:  Getting Along with Others, Making Friends, Relationships & Boundaries, Being Cool and Relaxation. The setting also encourages peer interaction providing the opportunity to make new friends, play games with peers and to meet others individuals with ASD.


This is a program run in partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services (KPAS).  All clients within this program have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and are between the ages of 9 and 18. 

Teaching occurs across the following domains: social/interpersonal, communication, cognitive functions, motor, personal responsibility/adaptive, play and leisure, self-regulation, vocational and challenging behaviour.  The OAP program follows a mediator model which means our primary goal is to help families become skilled and empowered to work on behaviour reduction and skill building with their child. Services can occur in the following environments: home consultation, school consultation and social skills group.

Update on the Availability of the Independent Clinical Review (ICR) Process

English version:

The new Independent Clinical Review (ICR) process for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) is now available.

The ICR offers families and their children the opportunity to have components of their OAP Behaviour Plan reviewed by a team of independent Clinical Reviewers.

For more information on the ICR, please visit www.ontario.ca/autism or www.contactniagara.org.

French version:

Le Nouveau processus d’examen clinique independant (ECI) du Programme ontarien de services en matiere d’autisme (POSA) est maintenant disponible.

L’ECI oofre aux familles et a leurs enfants la possibilite de faire examiner les principaux elements du plan comportemental du POSA par une equipe d’examinateurs cliniques independants.

Pour plus do renseignements sur le ECI, veuillez consulter www.ontario.ca/autisme ou http://www.contactniagara.org/fr.