Making Small Talk

Making Small Talk

Making Small Talk

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Making Small Talk provides a variety of programs and services that ensure the successful growth and development of children, teens, and young adults with special needs. The programs Making Small Talk offers support students with ASD, ADHD and other Learning Disabilities. Some of our programs include Social Skills, IBI,  and two unique school programs for children 3 years old up to Grade 12 and beyond.

We support all our clients to reach their full potential and work with them throughout their growth and development in independence, advocacy skills and self confidence. We work alongside your child, teaching them the skills they require to have a positive and successful learning experience. Your child will be encouraged to explore their natural environment with like-minded peers.

We provide a variety of programs and services that ensure the successful growth and development of children and adults with special needs. We support them to reach their full potential and work with them to grow and develop in independence, advocacy and self confidence.

Making Small Talk started off as York Autism Centre with Linda Hurren running Social Skills classes and providing some private IBI services in King City in 2007. As her reputation grew in the community so did Making Small Talk. The company remained in King City for 5 years as it grew to include new services and new staff members. With the business growing it was time for a move to a bigger location, so in the fall of 2013 Making Small Talk relocated to Vandorf. This new location offered Making Small Talk a larger space  to expand and add new programs. With all of our supportive families following along ,the new building became home. Making Small Talk was able to launch many new programs such as Square Peg Project and the School Readiness Program. Making Small Talk now offers services for Children, Young Adults and Families throughout York Region.

Type of Services Provided
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behavioural Supports
  • Parent Training
  • School Readiness
  • Social Skills
Service Location(s)
  • Centre-Based
  • Community-Based
  • Home-Based
  • School-Based
Age Range Served
  • Adolescents (13-18 years)
  • Adults (18 and over)
  • Preschool (3-5 years)
  • Young Children (5-12 years)
  • ADHD
  • Autism (e.g. PDD-NOS, ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • ABA Therapist/Instructor Therapist
  • Behaviour Consultant
  • Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
  • Early Childhood Educator


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