Autism Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Hub

Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) is the lead for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Hub in Central region.  Additional funding provided by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) will help more children/youth receive the diagnostic assessments they need.

Central Region includes:

•    Simcoe
•    York 
•    Dufferin
•    Halton
•    Peel
•    Waterloo
•    Wellington

CTN is working with partners in local communities to deliver diagnostic assessments. CTN, ErinoakKids, and KidsAbility provide services locally.

If your child’s name is already on a waitlist for an ASD diagnostic assessment with one of these agencies, there is no further action required.
If your child’s name is NOT on a waitlist for an ASD diagnostic assessment, please contact the agency listed for your local region to get information about these services. These services do require a physician referral.  

Simcoe County and York Region
Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York         
Intake (Toll Free): 1-866-377-0286

Dufferin, Halton, and Peel 
Intake: 905-855-2690, then press 1
Toll Free: 1-877-374-6625 then press 1

Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding townships
KidsAbility Waterloo Region
Intake:  519-886-8886 x 1214 
Toll Free : 1-888-372-2259 x 1214

For more information on the provincial diagnostic hubs please visit the MCCSS website

Ontario Autism Program

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) will ensure autism services for children and youth are delivered consistently across the province, allow for flexibility and choice based on each child’s needs, and give families confidence they are receiving quality services.  To learn more about the OAP and to register, contact central registration at Kinark Child and Family Services.   

Kinark will register your child for the program. You will need to provide documentation of your child’s diagnosis of autism. Once your child is registered you will be contacted at a later date by either Kinark or Children’s Treatment Network  to complete the full intake process.  




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