Behavioral Based Treatment
An effective and popular treatment is called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This treatment program
uses general principles of behavioral therapy to build the skills that children with autism lack, such
as language, play, self help, social, academic and attention skills.
New Brunswick preschool children with autism spectrum disorder and their families now have
access to a new intervention-services system involving seven newly approved agencies that provide
specialized services across the province.
All preschool children newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can now be served through
one of the approved agencies.
Eligibility is based upon the following:
the child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and
the child must be a resident of New Brunswick including children living on a First
Nations reserve, and
the child is eligible until the beginning of the school year in which they become 5 years
How to apply:
When your child receives a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you will receive a
Confirmation of Diagnosis Form from the diagnosing physician or psychologist.
Send the Confirmation of Diagnosis Form to the following address:
Family and Community Services
Early Childhood and School-Based Services
551 King Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
You will be contacted and provided with the name of an agency in your area providing intervention
services for preschool children with ASD. If there is more than one agency in your area, you may
select your agency of choice.
To see the full list of approved agencies in your area, click here.