Centre-Based Services (Ages 0-12)

What are Centre-Based Services?

Centre-based services take place at the Pathways House located at Woodview’s head office in Burlington.

Here your child will work with an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapist to work on skills and decrease challenging behaviour(s), if needed.  Each child is supervised by a Clinical Supervisor who customizes programming based on the unique strengths and needs of your child.

Centre-based services are available for children who are 12 years old or younger with or without an autism diagnosis.

About the Pathways House

The Pathways House is nestled in a woodland setting and has a fenced-in playground used for recess, group activities, and teaching a variety of gross motor skills and play skills. The green space offers a calming backdrop for outdoor activities and plenty of fresh air.

The home-like setting of the Pathways House features familiar amenities such as a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, laundry room, three bathrooms, plus large and small group rooms and individual treatment rooms. This natural teaching environment helps children transfer skills learned at the centre to their home.

Meeting spaces in the house include a library with a toy resource wall and an office with a two-way mirror for parent, school, and/or staff observations.

Next door is the main building and it has a sensory room and a school-sized gymnasium for children to use at recess and for working on gross motor skills, small to large groups, and free play.

Are Centre-Based services right for your child?

The Centre-Based Autism Services at Woodview can help if your child is 0-12 years old and would benefit from learning or improving:

  • Skills in following routines and instructions
  • Vocabulary
  • Play skills
  • Life skills
What is the focus of Centre-Based Services?

The primary goal of centre-based services is to use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to support children in developing their independence and functional skills in a variety of ways. We do this with one-on-one support and working in small groups.

We also offer opportunities for parents to observe their child in session and provide coaching to help families continue their child’s learning at home.

Goals set for children are customized, but some common goals are:

  • following instructions;
  • following routines (e.g., routines in the classroom or at home);
  • adding to their vocabulary;
  • expressing their wants and needs;
  • playing alone or with others; and/or
  • building independent life skills.


When do Centre-Based Autism Services take place?

Sessions are run for a 12-week block of time. There are 4 session blocks:

October to December; January to March; April to June; and July to September.

Within each session block, half-day and full day options are offered.
Half-days run from 9 am to 1 pm OR 12 pm to 4 pm.
Full days run from 9 am to 4 pm.

All blocks include an initial assessment and follow-up check ins.


Where are the Centre-Based Autism Services located?


Pathways House at Woodview
69 Flatt Road
Burlington, ON L7P 0T3

Services may be offered at our Woodview North location 59 Rexway Drive in Georgetown based on the family’s needs.


How do I register my child?

To learn more about our centre-based autism services and how they may be a fit for your child and family, please contact:

Jessica Gallino, Intake Coordinator
Phone: (905) 689-4727 ext. 115
Email: haltonautismservices@woodview.ca

You will be able to book a free intake, assessment, and tour with the Intake Coordinator and a Clinical Supervisor at this time.

What happens next?

The intake, assessment, and tour will take one hour (and are free of charge).  During this time staff will engage your child in play or activities and review the intake questionnaire which will help us to identify your child’s strengths and needs to help determine their priority goals.

At the end of the appointment, the Clinical Supervisor will provide recommendations for the program and the number of hours they determine would be a good fit for your child, based on the assessment.  You will be receive a folder outlining all of our Halton Autism Services to take home with you.

Meet our Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, here.
Intensive Behavioural Intervention has helped our daughter tremendously. She is now able to communicate how she is feeling. She truly loves coming to the program. Staff are friendly, kind and open with parents.


99% of parents responded that they felt respected by Woodview.

Client Satisfaction Survey 2018