What is the focus on this service?
Our Behaviour Consultants use a family-centred approach and a systematic application of behaviour principles to teach new skills and address problem behaviours identified by the family or team member. For more details visit Our Approach page.
How do I access services?
There are two ways to access behaviour consultation services with LBSS.

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) – we have an annual contract to provide behaviour consultation services. Families are referred to us by their respective Child and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) social workers and the service is offered to the family free of charge. To inquire about your child’s eligibility, please contact your CYSN Social Worker.

Fee for service contracts – Families can also access behaviour consultation services using private or autism funds. For more details on accessing private services, contact our team leader at (778) 945-1435 or by email at laurel@posabilities.ca.

We offer all prospective families a complimentary consultation to discuss your current concerns and vision for your child and review potential service options our program offers. Please complete the form in the link below and we will get back to you within 24 hours to set up a meeting.

Click here to fill out the ‘Getting Started’ form.

Would it cost me anything?

MCFD has contracted Laurel Behaviour Support Services to provide behaviour consultation to families with children ( 6-18 yrs) who have autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. This service is MCFD-funded and comes at no cost to the family.

For privately funded services or services funded using provincial autism funding, we offer a range of options specific to the needs of the family. Our Team Leader would be happy to set up a cost-free information meeting to go over a customized budget that works for you. For more information please contact our team leader at 778-945-1435 or by email at laurel@posablities.ca

How long will I be able to access the service?
All services accessed through our global contract with MCFD last up to one year.  For our privately funded services, you are able to decide how long you want to continue with our services.
Could I terminate early if I need to?

Yes. Our services are entirely voluntary; you may terminate the contract at any time. If the services are being accessed through the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) then we will notify your Social Worker of your choice to discontinue services and complete the discharge process.

If services are being accessed through private funds, we request 30 days written notice.

When will a consultant be assigned to me? Will I be able to choose my consultant?
Behaviour Consultants are assigned based on their availability, geographic region, and spoken language and in some cases based on their area of expertise.
Will the consultant be working directly with my child/youth?

The primary focus of the service is to empower families with the knowledge and skills they need to support their child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities in order to facilitate positive and durable change. As part of the parent training process consultant will, when appropriate work directly with your child to demonstrate implementation of strategies that are part of your child’s behaviour support plan.

Will the consultant also work with my child’s school?
Our services are primarily home-based, however, when requested and where appropriate, our Behaviour Consultants will be happy to collaborate with the school team and other service providers to help your child achieve success in goals that are being targeted.
Will the consultant be able to attend meetings out in the community with the school, mental health professionals, daycare staff, summer camp staff etc.?

We recognize the importance of collaborating with other service providers that are part of your child’s support team. When consent is provided, our Behaviour Consultants will be happy to attend team meetings with other professionals involved in your child’s care.

How could ESL families access this service?

We have a number of Behaviour Consultants who are able to provide services in a language other than English. Language requests can be directed to the Team Leader.

How are the meetings set up with the consultant? Who needs to attend each meeting?

The intake or information meeting will be scheduled by the LBSS Team Leader with the parent and the Behaviour Consultant. The child’s Social Worker is invited to this meeting when the service is Ministry Funded. After the initial meeting, the Behaviour Consultant and parents will schedule subsequent meetings and will decide who needs to attend

Will the consultant be willing to meet on weekends?

Our behaviour consultants work a flexible work schedule during a regular work week and where appropriate, be available to do specific assessments and training on a weekend day.

What other services are available at LBSS-posAbilities for our family and specifically for my child/youth?
At posAbilities and LBSS, we offer a range of support services for families and children/youth with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities.  From parent training workshops and social skills groups to employment services; there are a variety of services to choose from.
My child receives other services such as SLP and OT services. Will the consultant collaborate with these professionals as well?

Yes, with consent from parents our Behaviour Consultant will be happy to work collaboratively with your child’s support team and share information relevant to support his/her progress.

During the service will the consultant provide me with plan documents and progress reports?

The consultant is responsible to provide you with copies of all plans and resources created for your child..

If I have concerns with the service I am receiving, whom should I contact?
At any point you feel you have questions or concerns about the services you are receiving, please contact the LBSS Team Leader at 778-945-1435 or by email at laurel@posabilities.ca.

Please click here for our policy on Complaint Resolutions.

Getting started

If you are a parent looking for services please contact us at: (778) 945-1435 or Toll Free at: 1 (855) 437 7095 or by email at laurel@posAbilities.ca.

If you would like to meet with us in person we will be happy to set up a complimentary consultation to discuss your current concerns and vision for your child and review potential service options our program offers. Please click on the link below and we will get back to you within 24 hours to set up a meeting.

To get started click here.