Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (ABA / EIBI Services)



The Abili-T program opened its doors in May 2011, in response to the long waitlists for publically funded early intervention services.  Our early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) program is grounded in the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).  Each day, Abili-T provides bilingual, subsidized, evidence-based services to children between 18 months to 6 years of age with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suspected ASD, and other developmental disabilities. The child to therapist ratio is 1:1, and empirically sound practices guide each step, from assessment to service delivery. Our programs are highly individualized, with each child’s curriculum being built in collaboration with family members, in order to ensure that children and family’s individual needs and priorities are being met.   Parents know their child best, and our team works in close collaboration with them, to instill in them the skills and confidence to help their child meet their full potential. Our services are of the highest calibre, and our extremely well-trained team works closely with children with the goal of preparing them for preschool and kindergarten.  Services are provided in our specially adapted centre located in Montreal, as well as in home and community-based settings.  Richard Kerkhoven, M.Sc., our program supervisor, is a Board Certified associate Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) who supervises a team of educators trained in ABA. The team also includes several BCBA and BCaBAs, as well as a speech language pathologist. 



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"We cannot imagine a more wonderful, capable and caring group of people than the staff at Abili-T. When our son started with them over three years ago, he was in his own world and could not say a word. Today he is a cheerful, playful and curious little boy who loves to talk and make friends and who attends a regular elementary school. We will be forever grateful." 

- Julian Hung & Sow Fun Lee


My six year old son only started just under one month ago, and I can already see a huge change in him.  He has that sparkle in his eyes again, and he is smiling from deep within!  He is connecting with people more and more, and regaining his self-confidence.  This is priceless!

- From a very grateful Mom


“Abili-T has had such a positive impact on my son.  Their individualized, interest-based, and one-to-one programming has been paramount in his progression.  I am so grateful to the incredible staff at Abili-T that continues to help my son reach his fullest potential”.


- Wendy Proulx


“The team at Abili-T is beyond words! They are a warm, loving and committed group of people.  My daughter took to the entire team instantly and we have never looked back! They couple their best practices intervention approach with all the fun and stimulation of a day care. My daughter has grown so much during her short time at the Gold Center! I feel so blessed that Hannah has been able to attend the Abilti-T program and would recommend it to all parents with children on the autism spectrum.  You can't beat it!”

- Hannah's mom (2 year old daughter) 


Abili-T Rocks! A great team of knowledgeable people that actually care and try to find solutions that work for each child, on a case-by-case basis. The staff at Abili-T works alongside with the parents to tackle any and all concerns and issues. Their loving approach is evident in their warm smiles that greet us at the door, and, of course, in the obvious anticipation of our children to get in there day after day. 

Thanks Team,
Maria Maniatakos