One Time Direct Funding

Monarch House Offers Guidance to Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton and Brampton-Area Families Coming Off the Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) Waitlist

Complimentary consultations help families make informed decisions about using one-time direct funding based on their child’s needs

 

(Oakville, ON – May 26, 2016) — Monarch House, part of the CBI Health Group network, announced today it is offering complimentary consultations to families being removed from the Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) waitlist.

Effective May 1, 2016, the Ontario government announced changes to its Autism Intervention Program. Families with children aged five or older have been removed from the IBI waitlist and will receive $8,000 in one-time direct funding. Parents are required to make decisions about how best to spend their one-time direct funding in the absence of guidance as to the best options available for their child.

Monarch House’s evidence-based best practice recommendations will ensure families and children experience the best possible outcomes with the available funding. Because each child’s needs are unique, Monarch House has assembled the following services and will work with families to customize the expertise and therapies appropriate for their child:

  • Interdisciplinary assessments (e.g. Advanced Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Occupational Therapy (OT))
  • Focused ABA based on achievable goals related to a child’s specific challenges (e.g. behaviour, communication, daily living skills such as feeding and toileting and social skills)
  • SLP services
  • OT services
  • Parent training to teach parents how to use ABA with their child
  • Social skills group to improve play and peer interaction skills

Families who contact Monarch House will receive a review of their child’s behaviour and recommendation of the optimal mix of therapies, services and programs immediately available and based on the child’s needs. With the variety of services available through Monarch House, each family will benefit from the combination that maximizes the value and potential impact for their child.

Monarch House is led by Clinical Director, Tracie Lindblad (Reg. CASLPO, M.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA®). Tracie is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA®) with over 25 years’ experience working with children and teens with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is a recognized expert, and has presented workshops and training sessions to numerous school boards, agencies, and organizations throughout Canada and the United States on a variety of topics related to the fields of speech-language pathology, ASD, augmentative communication, and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Tracie is also a research investigator on a number of current projects within the field of ASD, ABA, and developmental disabilities.

 

ABOUT MONARCH HOUSE

Monarch House offers a full range of single services as well as an interdisciplinary approach to improve access, coordinate treatment and focus on results. We meet the needs of families and individuals with behaviour, communication, learning and motor skills challenges, including autism spectrum disorder, in the community, their home, or in our state of-the-art facility in Oakville.

 

ABOUT CBI HEALTH GROUP

CBI Health Group is the largest network of integrated community health services in Canada. Our purpose is to improve the health and enrich the lives of Canadians. Founded in 1974, CBI currently employs almost 10,000 clinical and support staff that deliver comprehensive healthcare services through more than 250 facilities. Our services include: community and hospital-based rehabilitation clinics, home health, neurodevelopmental treatment, assessments and medical services on behalf of individuals, third party funders and governments. The company has been one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 9 consecutive years, having now achieved Platinum Status. Additionally, since 2012 the company has been one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

 

ABOUT TRACIE LINDBLAD

Tracie Lindblad, Reg. CASLPO, M.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA®
Clinical Director, Monarch House, Ontario

Tracie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) and registered Speech-Language Pathologist, and has been working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) since 1985. She completed her undergraduate degree with a Specialist in Psychology and a Minor in Linguistics from the University of Toronto in 1983. She attended the University of British Columbia for her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (1985) and later attended Brock University where she completed a Master of Education (1992) specializing in Curriculum. She received her BCBA® in 2010 when she became one of only three SLP-BCBA® credentialed individuals in Canada and the only professional with this designation in Ontario, at that time. Before joining the Monarch House team, Tracie founded and operated Four Point Intervention Strategies Inc., Child Development Centre of Oakville, and Halton Hills Speech Centre where she was able to help individuals and their families who were impacted by ASD and other behavioural, communication, and learning disorders.