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Press Release - Autism: Two of Montreal’s Largest Private Service Providers Join Forces

ASD Montreal joins Gold Centre: a more diverse offering of services for a population in need

Montreal, May 8, 2017 – The Gold Centre announced today that ASD Montreal, a well-established provider of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), will join forces with the Gold Centre.  This partnership will position ASD Montreal under the Gold Centre umbrella of initiatives that support people of all ages with ASD and Intellectual Disabilities (ID).

For both organizations, services will continue to be offered according to schedule, with no interruptions. The joining of the two will enable greater knowledge sharing, improved application of best practices, and increased administrative efficiencies.

ASD Montreal opened its doors in 2008; it offers focused and progressive ABA clinical services, curriculum planning, and 1:1 instruction to children with ASD, with a particular emphasis on communication using the analysis of verbal behavior. Since 2016, ASD Montreal has also been offering social integration programs in collaboration with local daycares. 

The Gold Centre offers several private not-for-profit programs and services that help people of all ages with ASD and ID. These include Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) and school-age services in its Abili-T ABA program, an Early Infant Stimulation Program called Trampoline, a broad offering of adult leisure services, a MateriaTech educational resource bank with nearly 6000 borrowable games and educational tools, and an employer support program, called Ready, Willing, and Able.

For ASD Montreal’s partners, Myra-Jade Lui and Kirsty Robertson, “Providing services is all about quality and trust; these attributes are foundations for both of our organizations. We are excited to be joining forces, to deepen our focus on serving our trusted clients, and to contribute to an unmatched quality in helping people with ASD and ID lead fulfilling lives.”

For The Gold Centre’s President and CEO, Warren Greenstone, “Adding more services, in order to help even more children and their families is part of our greater vision. Autism represents a truly broad spectrum of needs and opportunities; in order to respond to as many of these as possible, we need an equally broad spectrum of services. We are excited to have ASD Montreal join us, and look forward to working together for many years to come.”

The Gold Centre is partially funded by the Miriam Foundation. The fusion was officially completed on Thursday May 5, and fully endorsed by the Gold Centre Board of Directors.

About the Gold Centre

The Gold Centre is a private, not-for-profit organization supported by the Miriam Foundation with a mission to develop services, research and knowledge transfer, as well as provide programs to support people with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Training programs, conferences, workshops and parent education in the field of autism and developmental disabilities, for professionals, paraprofessionals and parents, are developed through the Gold Centre’s bilingual training and resource centre. The primary objective of the Gold Learning and Research Centre is to augment expertise in the field of autism and developmental disability through a diverse array of information, education and training activities and programs, in order to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and their families and to further their inclusion into community life. Visit www.miriamfoundation.ca or goldlearningcentre.com to learn more about all our initiatives.

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Information:
Maude Bourassa: Miriam Foundation
maudeb@miriamfoundation.ca

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