QuickStart – Early Intervention for Autism (QuickStart Autism) is a Canadian Registered Charity who funds the QuickStart Early Intervention Program (formerly called KickStart) and Emerging Minds is the private service care provider who delivers QuickStart Early Intervention (QuickStart) program. Please note that this program is only available through out charity. QuickStart funds this program at $3,900 per child, thanks to our donors and supporters along with the InKind support of Emerging Minds.
The QuickStart program is a one-on-one parent-coaching program with the parent(s) and the child.
When a family qualifies for the QuickStart program, they receive individualized weekly sessions with: an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, and an educator therapist. Most appointments will be with one therapist only.
To be eligible for the QuickStart program:
If you have already been accepted into the QuickStart Early Intervention program and need to change your appointment, please contact Debbie Ladisa at 613-728-3808.
You can help. Our QuickStart Early Intervention program is offered at no cost to the family. This doesn't mean it's 'free'. To do this, we rely on donors, foundation grants and community support. We receive no government funding. Please help the children continue to reach their full potential by donating today.
"It's almost like he's opening his eyes to the world for the first time," said O'Reilly. "He's able to engage. He's able to play with toys. He's more aware of his environment and his surroundings. It's beautiful to be able to see him." Connor and his Mom
Our sincere thanks to all our donors.
Special thanks to Unity for Autism for providing a generous grant to fund 8 children in our program for 2018! In the past 10 years Unity for Autism has granted over $145,600 to our charity to help children and families in the National Capital Region!
Our thanks also to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa for their generous support of our QuickStart Early Intervention program! The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa donated $55,000 to help launch our QuickStart Early Intervention Program!
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