The Toronto Partnership for Autism Services (TPAS) is a community-based service that helps children with autism and their families through Intensive Behavioural Intervention or IBI. IBI is a scientifically proven intervention with the goal of increasing the rate of learning for children with autism. When IBI is effective children show substantial improvement in language, cognitive ability, and adaptive behaviour. Children have different outcomes, with research suggesting 40% to 50% of young children may make substantial progress over a 1 to 2 year period.
TPAS services are provided by five agencies working in partnership in Toronto communities. Partner agencies include:
- Surrey Place Centre (lead agency for the Toronto region)
- Adventure Place
- Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre
- The Etobicoke Children’s Centre
- Geneva Centre for Autism