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QuickStart Nova Scotia

QuickStart Nova Scotia primary includes Parent-mediated Coaching with the following limited supportive services, Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) service, and targeted interventions for specific areas in sleep and behaviours that challenge.QuickStart NS has an interdisciplinary team of Behaviour Analysts, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Parent Coaches involved in all services. These services involve an individualized approach unique to each family’s needs and provides a naturalistic teaching framework that is flexible, accessible, collaborative, and supportive.


Are you Eligible?

1. Child has a suspected, provisional, or confirmed diagnosis of Autism;

2. Child is between the ages of 12 and 45 months at the start of the program;

 

Click here for the Referral Information Form

 

Additional Information:

Caregivers meet with a member of the interdisciplinary team once a week for a 17-week period with 2 follow-up meetings for a total of 19 sessions.

Caregivers have a chance to collaborate with the team to develop individualized goals for their child, and practice teaching strategies which are derived from the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).

Sessions with the Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist are focused on addressing concerns parents have and completing an assessment of the child’s skills. Sessions with the Parent Coach are focused on finalizing goals and supporting parents in learning strategies to teach individualized goals to their child.

Meetings range in length from 1-1.5 hours per week and families are asked to identify one caregiver who can participate in every session.

Additionally, caregivers are asked to practice the strategies across different activities throughout their day.

Are you Eligible?

1. Child has a suspected, provisional, or confirmed diagnosis of Autism;

2. Child is between the ages of 12 and 31 months at the start of the program;

3. One immediate caregiver can commit to attending all sessions;

4. Reside in the Halifax Regional Municipality; and

5. Not enrolled in more than 10 hours per week of services elsewhere

 

Contact:

Phone: 902-593-1015

Email: quickstart@autismns.ca

 

Click here for the Referral Information Form

The program takes place for 2-6 hours per week across a period of 4 months. The QuickStart NS team members work directly with the child to teach skills across developmental areas through play-based activities for a 3-month period. Parent coaching will be the main focus for the last month of service. 

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The program takes place for 2, 1 hours sessions per week across a period of 4 months. The QuickStart NS team members work directly with the child to teach skills across developmental areas through play-based activities for a 3-month period. Parent coaching will be the main focus for the last month of service. This is a limited service.  

Sleep Support Page. Add This is a limited services to the last paragraph as shown below.  

A sleep assessment and plan are completed in the first weeks of service, followed by regular check-ins on progress and support for caregivers. The service will be on average, 6 weeks, based on the needs and progress of the child. This is a limited service.  

Targeted Behaviour Support Page. Add This is a limited services to the last paragraph as shown below.  

A Functional Behaviour Assessment is used to support in developing a plan to guide caregivers in understanding and build skills for themselves and the child. The service will be on average, 6 weeks, based on the needs and progress of the child. This is a limited service.  

Are you Eligible?

1. Child has a suspected, provisional, or confirmed diagnosis of Autism;

2. Child is between the ages of 12 and 45 months at the start of the program;

3. A caregiver is to be present during sessions; and

4. Not enrolled in Parent-Mediated Coaching or more than 10 hours per week of services elsewhere


Contact:

Phone: 902-593-1015

Email: quickstart@autismns.ca

 

Click here for the Referral Information Form

Supports caregivers with sleep related concerns that is becoming a major barrier to their child’s quality of life.

A sleep assessment and plan are completed in the first weeks of service, followed by regular check-ins on progress and support for caregivers. The service will be on average, 6 weeks, based on the needs and progress of the child.

Are you Eligible?

1. Child has a suspected, provisional, or confirmed diagnosis of Autism;

2. Child is between the ages of 12 and 45 months at the start of the program;

3. Eligible or enrolled in Parent-Mediated Coaching or ESDM

4. Reside in the Halifax Regional Municipality (for in-person);

5. One caregiver is to be present during sessions;

6. Sleep concerns are a main focus and are becoming a major barrier to child’s or caregivers’ quality of life; and

7. Aiming to not use medication for sleep

 

Contact:

Phone: 902-593-1015

Email: quickstart@autismns.ca

 

Click here for the Referral Information Form

Supports caregivers with a specific behaviour that is of concern and is becoming a major barrier to their child’s quality of life.

A Functional Behaviour Assessment is used to support in developing a plan to guide caregivers in understanding and build skills for themselves and the child. The service will be on average, 6 weeks, based on the needs and progress of the child.

Are you Eligible?

1. Child has a suspected, provisional, or confirmed diagnosis of Autism;

2. Child is between the ages of 12 and 45 months at the start of the program;

3. Eligible or enrolled in Parent-Mediated Coaching or ESDM

4. Reside in the Halifax Regional Municipality (for in-person); and

5. A specific behaviour that is a main concern and are becoming a major barrier to child’s or caregivers’ quality of life;


Contact:

Phone: 902-593-1015

Email: quickstart@autismns.ca

 

Click here for the Referral Information Form

"Learning how to break down a goal into many steps and working on them bit by bit was huge and we can use it for everything going forward!"

- QuickStart NS Parent

"It gave us a totally different perspective on how child’s play is learning; that he does not learn by osmosis but that the play is direct and intentional learning."

- QuickStart NS Parent

"The skills I’ve learned as a parent helped me to achieve further goals."

- QuickStart NS Parent


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