TIPES - Thinking in Pictures Educational Services

TIPES - Thinking in Pictures Educational Services Vision
Our vision is to empower individuals to reach their full potential.
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We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and mental health services to individuals with learning needs using a holistic approach in an inclusive and supportive environment. Thinking in Pictures Educational Services (TIPES) is a non-profit organization comprised of trained professionals with a passion for supporting individuals with autism and other learning needs. Our multidisciplinary team is c

omprised of social workers, counsellors, instructor therapists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and a consulting clinical psychologist. Mission
Our mission is to provide Applied Behavior Analysis and mental health services to individuals using a holistic approach in an inclusive and supportive environment. Values
Our values are rooted in integrity, equity, inclusion, growth, and collaboration. History
Twin sisters Jennifer and Deborah Wyatt founded Thinking in Pictures Educational Services (TIPES) in Ottawa in 2007. Inspired by the advocacy work of their grandfather, John Alexander Wyatt, the twins conceptualized TIPES as a means of supporting the community and creating opportunities for those living with autism and other learning needs. Since its inception, TIPES has grown from a staff of two to a staff of over 50 professionals committed to creating and implementing individualized programming for its learners. TIPES has now serviced over 1000 learners from preschool age to adulthood and has expanded to service Ottawa and the surrounding area.

Thank you Noibu eCommerce for your generous sponsorship🤝! As a non-profit, TIPES relies on the support of our community ...
12/04/2023

Thank you Noibu eCommerce for your generous sponsorship🤝! As a non-profit, TIPES relies on the support of our community and we’re happy to partner with local organizations like Noibu. As one of Canada’s fastest growing ecommerce companies, Noibu services the Ottawa area and beyond 📈. Check them out today!

For partnership opportunities with TIPES, please visit www.tipes.ca/partnerships or contact [email protected] for more information. Every partnership helps!

🙋Start the new year surrounded by friends🙋‍♀️! Our winter social groups are open for registration and we’re super excite...
11/23/2023

🙋Start the new year surrounded by friends🙋‍♀️! Our winter social groups are open for registration and we’re super excited for more teen hang outs in 2024. This round we’re offering neurodiverse and 2SLGBTQIA+ teen groups, as well as Improvagogo!, a virtual improv group.

Complete an inquiry form to get started today: https://www.tipes.ca/group-inquiry-form

2SLGBTQIA+ Neurodiverse Teen Group
Age: 13-17
Where: TIPES
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $310

Improvagogo!
Age: 12-16
Where: Zoom
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: $275

Neurodiverse Teen Group
Age: 13-17
Where: TIPES &
in the community
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: $310

Brrrr! ❄️ Winter is here and we’ve got just the solution for the chilly days ahead. Our homemade knitted mittens, hats, ...
11/06/2023

Brrrr! ❄️ Winter is here and we’ve got just the solution for the chilly days ahead. Our homemade knitted mittens, hats, and scarves make the perfect winter gift! Warm your heart by knowing that all proceeds benefit our learners this holiday season. ☃️

Please contact [email protected] to purchase. In-centre pick-up only.

Next Launch into Life! workshop on November 30 and December 2, 2023.Please visit https://www.tipes.ca/group-registration...
11/03/2023

Next Launch into Life! workshop on November 30 and December 2, 2023.

Please visit https://www.tipes.ca/group-registration for more info and https://www.tipes.ca/workshops-inquiry-form to get started on the registration process!

Helping guide the journey from adolescence to adulthood for individuals with autism.

Launch into Life! workshops provide caregivers and professionals support in creating an individualized transition plan for teenagers, and are an opportunity to develop goals, learn about community resources, and connect with others.

Workshop participants are provided with valuable information about the following topics:

• Understanding and preparing for key transitions across the lifespan
• Managing health and mental health issues in autism
• Navigating the change from pediatric to adult health and support care systems
• Finding the right social and recreational programs in the community
• Creating a shared vision for the future
• Developing life and vocational skills
• Exploring volunteer and work opportunities
• Understanding housing and supportive programming options in adulthood
• Legal and financial issues including guardianship and program funding

Interested in creating financial security for your loved ones?Join Morgan, a licensed financial professional who works i...
11/01/2023

Interested in creating financial security for your loved ones?

Join Morgan, a licensed financial professional who works in the field of autism, for a free webinar on Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm. Morgan will be discussing different ways to save and invest, with a focus on Registered Disability Savings Plans and accessing government grants and bonds.

To register, or if you have any questions, please email [email protected] with your full name and phone number.

We love our learners’ differences 🤩! To celebrate, our team dressed in blue and yellow for Down Syndrome Awareness Month...
10/26/2023

We love our learners’ differences 🤩! To celebrate, our team dressed in blue and yellow for Down Syndrome Awareness Month (and Canadian Down Syndrome Week---happening right now!). Our learners also got involved by finger painting their support 😊!!

10/04/2023

Wish list: https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/ls/1CQTSCHDVDCKI?ref_=wl_share

Love to spin 🌀? So do our kiddos 🧒! Spinning can help kids with autism regulate their sensory systems when they feel overwhelmed, which can be a big help in the classroom. We’re currently looking for sensory toy donations from our community, so please share our post with anyone who may be able to help! We also have an Amazon wishlist if you’d like some ideas or you’d like to donate directly!

Every day our team works with neurodiverse children, a vulnerable population that deserves care and compassion. On the N...
10/02/2023

Every day our team works with neurodiverse children, a vulnerable population that deserves care and compassion. On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we recognized all of the Indigenous children who never received the care they deserved. With reconciliation in mind, we will continue to support and empower the children of our community to be proud of who they are in the face of adversity. Every child matters.

10/02/2023
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09/25/2023

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Looking for services but not sure where to start 🤔? Stuck on a waitlist but need help now 😵‍💫? Check out our caregiver education series! This remote and affordable video series is a perfect introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how it can help you and your family (without breaking the bank)!

While it may seem daunting to dive into the field of ABA, our series is presented by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who understands the importance of involving caregivers in their child’s programming. That’s why our series focuses on providing caregivers like you with the tools to get started today!

This series was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).

We are now expanding our services to offer therapy to children and youth in the home and community. Apply today! https:/...
09/14/2023

We are now expanding our services to offer therapy to children and youth in the home and community. Apply today! https://www.tipes.ca/careers

The role of the behaviour interventionist is to provide one-on-one clinical skills instruction and behaviour reduction protocols to children and youth with autism and/or related developmental disabilities.

This is a part-time, contract position and we are looking for individuals who are available to work in the evenings and some weekends.

Start your day right with a high five from our kiddos 😊! Today we’re celebrating National Hug and High Five Day by teach...
09/12/2023

Start your day right with a high five from our kiddos 😊! Today we’re celebrating National Hug and High Five Day by teaching our learners about friendship and consent. Seems like they picked it up just fine 😉.

CFT registration is still open! We’re looking for a few more friends to join us this fall for Children’s Friendship Trai...
09/11/2023

CFT registration is still open! We’re looking for a few more friends to join us this fall for Children’s Friendship Training, so we’ve moved the start date back to September 28. That means there’s still time for you to register and get in on the fun 😊!

To apply, please complete the social groups inquiry form here: https://www.tipes.ca/group-inquiry-form

09/01/2023

We hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer! ☀️⛱

A reminder that TIPES will be closed on September 4 for Labour Day, with services resuming September 5. See you then! 📚🏫

In case you missed it, we just published our 🍂fall newsletter🍂. We've got a lot of exciting new remote services, aftersc...
08/30/2023

In case you missed it, we just published our 🍂fall newsletter🍂. We've got a lot of exciting new remote services, afterschool programs, and social groups coming soon!

Read all about it and subscribe to our mailing list so you never miss out on TIPES news!

We still have a few spots open in our 🍂fall social groups🍁. Apply today and join us this September!
08/29/2023

We still have a few spots open in our 🍂fall social groups🍁. Apply today and join us this September!

Fall is right around the corner and that means new social groups for kids and teens! Join us in September as we make new friends and celebrate our neurodiverse community.

Registration is open until Tuesday, September 5 so don’t wait––apply through our website today!

For more information, please visit: www.tipes.ca/group-registration
To apply, please complete the social groups inquiry form: www.tipes.ca/group-inquiry-form

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This summer, our teen groups are having a blast exploring the outdoors! From frog catching to tie-dye, nothing beats a b...
08/15/2023

This summer, our teen groups are having a blast exploring the outdoors! From frog catching to tie-dye, nothing beats a beautiful day in the summer sun 😎☀️.

Want to join in on the fun? Our teen groups are running again this fall with even more opportunities to get out into the community and make friends.

To apply, please complete the social groups inquiry form: https://www.tipes.ca/group-inquiry-form

Registration closes September 5.

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Batter up ⚾! Our BTs got together to cheer on the Ottawa Titans as they brought home another win. We love to see our TIP...
08/09/2023

Batter up ⚾! Our BTs got together to cheer on the Ottawa Titans as they brought home another win. We love to see our TIPES community going beyond the centre and into the stadium 😊.

08/04/2023

TIPES will be closed from August 7-11, with services resuming on August 14.

Have a safe and restful summer break ☀️!

Fall is right around the corner and that means new social groups for kids and teens! Join us in September as we make new...
07/31/2023

Fall is right around the corner and that means new social groups for kids and teens! Join us in September as we make new friends and celebrate our neurodiverse community.

Registration is open until Tuesday, September 5 so don’t wait––apply through our website today!

For more information, please visit: www.tipes.ca/group-registration
To apply, please complete the social groups inquiry form: www.tipes.ca/group-inquiry-form

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06/28/2023

A huge thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) for supporting TIPES through the Ontario Autism Program Workforce Capacity Fund – Expansion Stream grant!

This grant will allow TIPES to expand our team, provide more training and clinical supervision to our mental health department, and provide services to families in rural and remote communities.

We’re so excited to put this grant to good use over the next year! Thank you again MCCSS!

There’s still time to get your tickets for the summer paint night fundraiser this Wednesday! Grab yours before they fly ...
06/19/2023

There’s still time to get your tickets for the summer paint night fundraiser this Wednesday! Grab yours before they fly away 🦋🦋🦋

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-paint-night-fundraiser-tickets-643856511157?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=wsa&aff=ebdsshwebmobile

POSTPONED: Due to poor air quality in Ottawa, we will be postponing the event and rescheduling to Wednesday, June 21.

We hope you can make it!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-paint-night-fundraiser-tickets-643856511157?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

Welcome summer with open wings!

Our summer paint night will explore the depth and detail of a monarch butterfly resting on the first milkweed of the season. Join us in capturing its beauty with acrylic paints and light refreshments, served at the TIPES centre.

All proceeds go directly towards funding our learners’ therapy.

Date: June 21, 2023
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: TIPES
Age: All ages
Cost: $45 per person

All art supplies provided by TIPES.
Please wear attire you don't mind getting paint on.

Dive into learning with the School Readiness class! This month, our learners are dipping their toes into the theme of oc...
06/08/2023

Dive into learning with the School Readiness class!

This month, our learners are dipping their toes into the theme of ocean exploration. With our small class size, we make sure that each learner stays afloat as they learn about their favourite sea creatures!

For more information on our School Readiness classroom, please visit www.tipes.ca.

Come in, the water’s fine!

POSTPONED: Due to poor air quality in Ottawa, we will be postponing the event and rescheduling to Wednesday, June 21.We...
06/07/2023

POSTPONED: Due to poor air quality in Ottawa, we will be postponing the event and rescheduling to Wednesday, June 21.

We hope you can make it!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-paint-night-fundraiser-tickets-643856511157?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

Welcome summer with open wings!

Our summer paint night will explore the depth and detail of a monarch butterfly resting on the first milkweed of the season. Join us in capturing its beauty with acrylic paints and light refreshments, served at the TIPES centre.

All proceeds go directly towards funding our learners’ therapy.

Date: June 21, 2023
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: TIPES
Age: All ages
Cost: $45 per person

All art supplies provided by TIPES.
Please wear attire you don't mind getting paint on.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Ottawa’s autism acceptance walk on Sunday! TIPES founder, Jennifer Wyatt, and EPA ...
06/05/2023

Thank you to everyone who came out to Ottawa’s autism acceptance walk on Sunday!

TIPES founder, Jennifer Wyatt, and EPA principle, Heather Wyatt, were happy to represent our community and raised $150 for TIPES' learners’ therapy. Shout out to all the lucky kiddos who walked away with fidget toys and sensory teddy bears!

If you missed the walk and would like more info on our services, please visit www.tipes.ca!

https://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/health/autism-fast-facts/index.htmlTake a look at CNN's list of autism fast facts, includ...
06/02/2023

https://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/health/autism-fast-facts/index.html

Take a look at CNN's list of autism fast facts, including a timeline of how medical professionals and clinicians have viewed autism over the last century. At TIPES, we're proud to be supporting our learners with autism during a time of great change, as neurodiversity becomes more accepted and celebrated in our community and around the world.

Read CNN’s Autism Fast Facts and learn more about autism and autism spectrum disorders.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-paint-night-fundraiser-tickets-643856511157Welcome summer with open wings!O...
05/29/2023

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-paint-night-fundraiser-tickets-643856511157

Welcome summer with open wings!

Our summer paint night will explore the depth and detail of a monarch butterfly resting on the first milkweed of the season. Join us in capturing its beauty with acrylic paints and light refreshments, served at the TIPES centre.

All proceeds go directly towards funding our learners’ therapy.

Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: TIPES
Age: All ages
Cost: $45 per person

All art supplies provided by TIPES.
Please wear attire you don't mind getting paint on.

Looking for some summer fun? Join our teen social groups! This year we’re offering groups for neurodiverse teens who wan...
05/19/2023

Looking for some summer fun? Join our teen social groups! This year we’re offering groups for neurodiverse teens who want to make friends, venture into the community, and explore their identity. If this sounds like you, please contact [email protected] to register!

Our social groups run weekly from June 20-August 29.

2SLGBTQIA+ Neurodiverse Teen Group
Age: 13-17
Where: TIPES
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: Free
Sponsored by a Telus grant

Neurodiverse Teen Group
Age: 13-17
Where: TIPES & in the community
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: $200

Love board games? Want to make friends? Come play with us!TIPES will be hosting a Board Game Bonanza social group every ...
05/10/2023

Love board games? Want to make friends? Come play with us!

TIPES will be hosting a Board Game Bonanza social group every Tuesday from June 6-27. Participants will focus on regulating emotions, taking turns, and making friends!

Date: June 6-27, 2023
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: TIPES
Age: 9-12 years old
Cost: $250

To register, please contact [email protected].

Please note that this group will be limited to eight participants and registration closes on May 26 at 4:30pm.

Phew! Autism Acceptance Month just blue by ;)! Luckily, we’re able to celebrate our learners with autism each and every ...
04/28/2023

Phew! Autism Acceptance Month just blue by ;)! Luckily, we’re able to celebrate our learners with autism each and every day!

Thanks to our BTs for dressing in blue to support those with autism and other learning needs. If you’d like to show your support for our learners, TIPES is always accepting donations so we can continue to service the autism community!

To donate: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/tipes/

Address

31 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON
K2A1R9

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 3:30am
Tuesday 8:30am - 3:30am
Wednesday 8:30am - 3am
Thursday 8:30am - 3:30am
Friday 8:30am - 3:30am

Telephone

+16132240729

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TIPES HISTORY

As Jennifer and Deborah Wyatt (Founders) prepared to make the leap from school to the working world they both knew they had to achieve one thing to find happiness; service others. Their grandfather, John Alexander Wyatt was a strong advocate and role model for both Jennifer and Deborah growing up. He instilled in both girls the importance of inclusion regardless of differences and to always support the less fortunate. Both Jennifer and Deborah have strong interests in health, mental health and developmental exceptionalities. With the influence of their grandfather and their interests, TIPES was born.

Thinking In Pictures Education Services, better known as TIPES was founded in 2007. TIPES has grown from the original dynamic duo of Jennifer and Deborah Wyatt to a staff of 30 plus individuals who all have the students of TIPES best interests at heart. As a team, TIPES offers over a dozen programs in efforts to reach each individual in the community who requires assistance. While originating with offering services to children and youth, TIPES added adult services in 2014. It also grew from offering services in Ottawa to offering services in Ottawa, Kingston, Renfrew County, Cornwall, Leeds and Grenville county.

Since its inception TIPES has serviced over 250 families in Ontario.