March 21, 2023

Inclusion. Acceptance. A Life Without Barriers.

In This Issue

  • Our new website and Youth Portal launch March 31!
  • Autism Services, Family Services Workshops
  • Emotional Regulation Support Workshop
  • Community Autism Behavioural Services for Spring 2023
  • Just Be. 2SLGBTQ+ services at Maltby Centre
  • Welcome to the Autism Behaviour Classroom
  • Group Stepping Stones course
  • Join our Family Advisory Committee
  • Understanding Your Child's Behaviour Workshop
  • Maltby Wellbeing Project Podcast coming in April
  • April 12th, 2023, the International Day of Pink

News & Opinions

  • Teen girls bear worst of mental health crisis
  • Worried about child's mental health? You're not alone.
  • All Work, No Independent Play Cause of Youth Declining Mental Health

Community Autism Behavioural Services

Spring 2023

Registrations Now Open:

Date Smart, starts April 11
Sports & Games, starts May 3
Creativity Group, starts May 15
Flying Solo: Cookin' With Care, starts May 25

We’re here to talk about:

  • gender identity and sexual orientation
  • making decisions about coming out and/or transitioning
  • family and peer relationships
  • the impacts of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and other forms of oppression
  • mental health concerns

How it works:

  • Call the Maltby Centre at 613-546-8535 ext 0 or fill in a referral form on the website and request 2SLGBTQ+ services
  • You will be scheduled to see a Mental Health Therapist who specializes in these services
  • During your Brief Therapy, you and your therapist can decide if further services are needed and how to access these services

ABC Classroom!

Welcome to the Autism Behaviour Classroom (ABC) where learning and fun come together! This program provides individualized education to students with Autism supported by ABA strategies. Students will learn foundational classroom readiness skills aimed at increasing their ability to learn from a natural classroom setting; such as group instruction, literacy and math skills all with a focus on communication. 

This fun and engaging therapeutic classroom runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday in a local school and students attend their home school (public, Catholic) on alternate days. ABC staff collaborate with home school teams to support the student in both learning environments. Our high staffed ratio consists of a Limestone District School Board teacher and Educational Assistant with Maltby Autism Therapists and a Clinical Supervisor to oversee the clinical interventions. We can’t wait to meet you!

If you are interested in learning

more about this program or

to determine eligibility

contact us at:


(t) 613-546-8585

This program is part of our Client Directed Funds Services

Duration: 5 month semesters (Feb-June & Sept-Jan)

Cost: $18,000 per semester

Group Stepping Stones

Take the guesswork out of parenting

New free virtual course

Wednesdays from March 29th

until April 26th, 2023 at 1:30-3:30PM

Maltby Centre will be offering a Triple P – Group Stepping Stones course to parents and caregivers of children under 12 living in KFL&A. This course is geared toward parents and caregivers of children with Autism and children living with a developmental delay. Presented by Accredited Maltby Triple P facilitators.


Course includes weekly phone call check-ins on Wednesdays from May 3rd until May 24th, 2023 


For more information and to register, please email:

Download the Flyer

The Youth Portal Podcasts will be available for

download starting in April, 2023

A-Polish Gender Norms - The Get REAL Movement

On April 12th, 2023, the International Day of Pink, join us to A-Polish Gender Norms! This is a FREE initiative from our amazing University Chapters. Participate with us by painting your nails, posting your photos and using the #apolishgendernorms. If your school or workplace (or if just you as an individual wish to participate), please fill out this Google Form!

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News & Opinions

Views presented in News & Opinions are for information only and do not necessarily reflect those of Maltby Centre. Always speak with a mental health professional when considering treatment and care options.

Teen girls bear worst of mental health crisis

The teen mental health crisis is worsening by almost any measure. But it's affecting girls almost twice as much as boys, according to new federal data. The big picture: A pronounced gender gap in who is experiencing suicidal thoughts, sexual assault and persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness point to the need for more tailored interventions and support.

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Worried about child's mental health? You're not alone.

The father needed answers. He'd recently completed a six-week Mass. General program designed to help parents whose children were struggling with ADHD. He had read the material - and re-read it. He'd tried to connect with his daughter. But nothing was working. She was frustrated. He was frustrated. Their relationship felt broken.

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All Work, No Independent Play Cause of Youth Declining Mental Health

Risky play, such as climbing high into a tree, helps protect children from developing phobias and reduces future anxiety by boosting self-confidence to deal with emergencies. Anxiety and depression among school-aged children and teens in the United States are at an all-time high. Sadly, in 2021, child and adolescent mental health was declared a national emergency.

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