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 kids and youth receive the diagnostic assessments they need.
To learn more about CTN's Diagnostic Autism Clinical Services, click here.
Central Region includes:
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
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
Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Cambridge, Guelph and Wellington County
KidsAbility Waterloo Region
Intake: 519-886-8886 x 1214
Toll Free : 1-888-372-2259 x 1214
For more information on the Ontario Autism Diagnostic Hubs, click here (also available in French).
To visit the ministry's website, please click here.
For more information on the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) please click here.
CTN and Kerry’s Place offer monthly webinars for families living in Simcoe County and York Region who have a child or youth who has been recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum. ‘One Step at a Time’ helps new parents navigate resources, identify their emotions, provide tips on sharing the diagnosis and provides a sense of connection to the system and to other parents.
Click below to see upcoming workshop dates:
Kerry's Place - (FFS) Sibling Story Time Ages 5-7 - Online
Sibling Story time is a group that provides the opportunity for young children with a sibling with ASD to learn about and embrace difference. The group consists of a storybook reading, a related activity, and a follow-up parent debrief to discuss the story, its themes, and how to respond to questions that may arise later on. The storybook this month will be “No Such Thing As Normal” by Megan Desjardins.
City of Barrie Inclusion Services - Sensory Funnastics - Barrie
Sensory aware gymnasium drop-in space that gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to play and try out gymnastics in a safe and fun environment.
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