Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) - Autism Intervention Program
Mental Health

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.

The Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) program provides direct intensive service to young children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. The program provides evidence-based treatment based on the principles of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and recent research about child development. 

The main form of treatment is Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT). Depending on the specific needs and skills of the child and family, other treatments might include the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). The program is offered along with the he IWK Health Centre in partnership with Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC). 

Location, hours and contact information

708 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury 
Medical Arts, Ste 205, 336 King Road, Sydney
St. Martha’s Regional
Strait Richmond Hospital

How can I access this program?

A referral is required following a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Cape Breton area: 902-567-7731 
Antigonish, Strait Richmond, Port Hawkesbury: 1-888-291-3535