The Summit Centre provides intensive early intervention services to preschool children with autism, utilizing Applied Behaviour Analysis. Children with autism learn differently from other children, so they learn best when taught differently. ABA has the strongest research support in producing lasting improvements in learning for young children with autism.
What is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)?
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a systematic method of:
- Selecting teaching goals
- Breaking tasks into small steps
- Repetition of teaching
- Positive reinforcement
- Keeping precise track of progress
- Teaching children to apply their new skills in all settings
What are Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)?
ASDs are developmental disorders characterized by:
- Low social interest
- Disordered language and communication skills
- Stereotyped behaviour and restricted interests
The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism is a registered charitable organization affiliated with the The University of Windsor Department of Psychology.
Modest user fees are based on a family's ability to pay.
Many of our enrolled children receive funding through Thames Valley Children's Centre - The Autism Program, South West Region, the provincial government IBI program.
The Summit Centre promotes research on ASD, and the sharing of the results with others.
We provide education and training on ASD, early identification and early intervention through;
- Parent workshops
- Two day ABA workshops
- Parent and sibling support groups
- Workshops and talks in the community
- Training practicum students and volunteers from the community, University of Windsor, community colleges, and local high schools