ASD Thrive Program

Horse Therapy

A PLACE TO THRIVE

Support | Natural | Lerarning | Safety | Engagement

Supportive Non-Therapeutic Space for person(s) with ASD

A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN THRIVE

Equine Assisted ASD THRIVE Program Benefits:

As reported by Parents of our ASD THRIVE, program participants:

What is ASD THRIVE?

Horse Therapy Centre of Canada’s ASD THRIVE program is a supportive program developed for our ASD clients who require support and who may not be a good fit for our traditional Equine Assisted Therapy program. ASD THRIVE participants are identified as having a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Levels 2 & 3.

ASD THRIVE gives participants a safe space to enjoy our therapy horses in the way that they need. Some clients like to walk, groom, pet, and feed the horses, while others like to just be near the horses.

Accompanied by their caregiver and our staff, participants will have a chance to experience the benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy while experiencing horses in a way that is individually therapeutic to them.

Natural Learning Opportunities & Outcomes

Parents / Caregivers of ASD participants have reported that their Level 2 / Level 3 ASD child have experienced incredible benefits of participating in our program, which many traditional ASD therapy programs may not provide. These include:

Non-verbal participants saying horses' names, 'horse', 'woah', 'walk', and more

Seeing physical affection towards horses when previously non-responsive to physical affection

Sleeping through the night

More calm behaviours after their ASD THRIVE sessions

Decrease in self-stims

Increased social skills such as eye contact, appropriate facial expressions, and touching

Overall increased mood

Less biological 'accidents' (bed wetting)

Increased coordination

Increased attention

Non-verbal participants saying horses' names, 'horse', 'woah', 'walk', and more

Seeing physical affection towards horses when previously non-responsive to physical affection

Sleeping through the night

More calm behaviours after their ASD THRIVE sessions

Decrease in self-stims

Increased social skills such as eye contact, appropriate facial expressions, and touching

Overall increased mood

Less biological 'accidents' (bed wetting)

Increased coordination

Increased attention

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ASD THRIVE PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ​ACCOMPANIED BY A CARETAKER

Contact Us

Give us a call or send us an email. We are happy to help you find the right services to fit your needs.

All visits are by appointment only.

  • (647) 390-5397
  • office@horsetherapycanada.com
  • 15443 Ninth Line Stouffville, Ontario