Ask A Consultant: Does RDI Help with Difficult Behaviors?

“My child does some things that really disrupt our family life, and I need some help quickly.  Does RDI help with difficult behaviors?  Or is it mostly just about learning life skills?” RDI is a family-based intervention that addresses Autism’s core deficits. Autism is mainly a mental processing disorder, but it can come with a variety of secondary symptoms, usually […]

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What We Wish We Knew

Your child has just been diagnosed with autism.  What does that mean? From parents who have walked the road awhile, here are the things we wish we could have known at the beginning:   Your child is amazing. Your child loves you.  Even if they don’t say it, they do.  You’ll find your own, unique ways to connect. Take a […]

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Hockey is the New RDI

Nadiene is the mother of two children: Lincoln, who is a nine-year-old boy with autism and his 8-year-old sister Charlie.  In 2011 she and her husband Jay participated in the Relate program at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children, which was then a pilot project.  She wrote about that experience here. We wanted to hear from her again, now that their family’s […]

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Signey and Scottie

Service dogs can be a great help to people with autism.  In October of 2015 Jackie shared about her family’s reasons for getting a service dog for her daughter.  Here’s a followup post on how things have gone, and how a service dog has helped Signey grow. So, when we decided to buy a service dog for our daughter, Signey, […]

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