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.
To learn more about CTN's Developmental Assessment Consultation Service (DACS), 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.
Engaging Minds Learning Group - Sensory Sensitive Haircuts - Collingwood
Sensory Friendly Haircuts once a month on Mondays starting December 6th, 2021. Haircuts are priced at $25 (regardless of age).
For individuals who are more hesitant, please, book a 15 min gradual spot which will allow time for the individual to come sit in the room, play with toys and slowly increase tolerance to the sensory elements of the haircut process (water spray, sounds of buzzer if used, sound and feel of scissors).
Kerry's Place - (FFS) Sibling Story Time - 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.
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