Transition Academy

Bringing ABA services to those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities in the context of a contrived classroom.

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What is the Transition Academy?

The Transition Academy is a clinical setting utilizing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles to prepare children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities for the general education program. Our board-certified behaviour analysts lead specialized ABA therapy sessions, focusing on social skills, communication skills, and academic readiness. Through tailored treatment plans and positive reinforcement techniques, we help build desired behaviours and the acquisition of new skills for your child, all while reducing challenging behaviours.

The Transition Academy empowers children to succeed in academic and social environments with a collaborative approach focused on personalized therapy programs. Contact us to learn more about our ABA services and how we can support your child’s developmental journey.

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Who will be working with my child?

In the classroom, a dedicated teacher and one to two educational assistants (depending on class size and need) work together to support each child’s development. This collaborative effort ensures children with autism and other developmental disabilities receive specialized support tailored to their needs.

The teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum, much like a traditional teacher in a public school setting. Collaborating closely with the educational assistant, the teacher integrates individualized classroom and social skills goals into lesson plans, applying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles throughout. For example, if your child is learning to raise their hand and has a target that includes a specific question, the teacher will include the target in their lesson plans.

The educational assistant provides invaluable support to the teacher and each child in accomplishing their daily tasks and goals. Whether a child requires prompts to achieve a target or assistance with daily work, the educational assistant can provide guidance and support, implementing ABA therapy techniques as needed.

Together, they collaborate with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) as a cohesive team to ensure each child reaches their full daily potential. This collaborative approach fosters a supportive learning environment where children can build their academic skills and thrive socially and emotionally, setting them up for success in the general education program.

Who is the Transition Academy for?

The Transition Academy is designed for children 9-15 years old who are on track for the general education program. For example, your child should be able to sit down and engage in basic imitation skills.

Required skills:

  • A communication system
  • Some basic attending skills
  • Toilet training


We’ll meet with your family to see if this program fits your child well.

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How Will My Child Be Prepared for Regular Schooling?

At the Transition Academy, we aim to prepare children for mainstream education in one year by focusing on several crucial areas.

Social Skills

Through group learning and interaction, children learn to communicate effectively, understand social cues, cooperate with peers, and manage conflicts.

Behavioural Skills

Using applied behaviour analysis (ABA), children will work on managing their behaviour and reducing interfering behaviours while being taught replacements.

Daily Living Skills

We build independence by teaching students basic self-care skills such as getting dressed, personal hygiene, and eating independently.

Cognitive Skills

We equip our students with essential cognitive skills, including problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking.

Organizational Skills

We guided your child to organize their belongings, manage their time, and develop routines, preparing them for the structure of general education.

Academic Skills

Our curriculum covers fundamental subjects, including regular lessons that mimic the school environment, to smooth the transition into general education.

What is included in the curriculum?

Children are expected to practice skills like Language, Math, Science, Social Studies and Art.

Language

includes goals such as writing, developing and organizing content, spelling, vocabulary, etc.

Math

includes goals such as reading and representing numbers, investigating fractions and money, addition and subtractions.

Science

includes goals such as understanding the role of humans in maintaining a healthy environment and exploring plants and animals.

Social Studies

includes goals such as different roles and responsibilities of different individuals in society and in a family setting.

Art

includes goals such as dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Transition Academy is not a private school under the Ministry of Education. This program is covered under the Ontario Autism Program.
The Transition Academy is located at our Mississauga facility at 291 Queen Street South, Mississauga, ON L5M 1L9.
Each class has a maximum of 8 children.
The Transition Academy is designed for children who are 9 to 15 years old.
The Transition Academy runs from September to June.
An experienced Behaviour Therapist will teach the class, and an educational assistant will support your child. Click here to access and download the Clinical Attestation Form.
This program aims to prepare your child for a mainstream classroom. Children will be taught to learn in groups, work with classmates, socialize with friends and achieve many academic goals. An assessment will be conducted at the start of each academic year to determine the individualized goals accompanying the group goals.
Children enrolled in this program should be on track for the general education program. Your child should be able to sit down and engage in basic imitation skills. Below is a list of skills required before entering The Transition Academy:
  • A communication system
  • Some basic attending skills
  • Toilet training
After you express interest in the program, we’ll share pricing and any additional fees before your child is enrolled.
You can find photos of our facilities, activities, and events on our dedicated photos page on our website. This page is regularly updated to showcase the vibrant community and effective programs at Endless Abilities Inc.
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Get started today!

Start a transformative journey for your loved one! Take the first step by filling out our inquiry form. Let’s explore together and see if our programs are the perfect fit.

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