Ontario Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Program

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Ontario Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Program

AlphaBee and SAAAC have partnered with the Ontario Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Program to deliver clinical expertise and individualized services, using the JASPER treatment approach, to families in Ontario.


JASPER, an acronym for Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement, and Regulation, is a treatment approach based on a combination of developmental and behavioral principles developed by Dr. Connie Kasari at UCLA. It targets the foundations of social communication (joint attention, imitation, play) and uses naturalistic strategies to increase the rate and complexity of social communication.


Through this program, caregivers in Ontario will receive training over a 12-week period, beginning in September 2021. The program is a combination of online and in-person training for a total of 18 hours of training that will enable caregivers to provide daily learning opportunities for their children.


For more information, please contact our intake coordinator at 416-367-5968 or email us at info@earlyconnections.ca


For more information on the Ontario Caregiver-Mediated Early Years Program, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-autism-program-caregiver-mediated-early-years-programs