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Registering for the Ontario Autism Program 

All children and youth under the age of 18 with a written diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional can register for the program. 

If your child was previously registered with the Ontario Autism Program, you do not have to register again.    For new families looking to register, contact the ministry's Central Intake and Registration team at 1-888-444-4530.  Once your registeration is complete your child will be added to the waitlist. Families will receive a letter from the ministry when it is time for them to apply for the Childhood Budget.

If you are currently receving Ontario Autism Program services in the Toronto Region, contact your child's supervisor or lead therapist for any questions regarding your child's behaviour plan. 

If you have any general inquiries about Autism Services at The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, please call Kathleen Molina-Kelly at (416) 240-1111 ext. 2271 or by email  at  autismservices@etobicokechildren.com

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Mental Health Services

Our Mental Health Services are comprised of several programs, including Counselling, Day School Milieu Treatment Program (DSMTP), Groups, and West End Services for Abuse and Trauma (WESAT).

The following outlines the processes for our self-referral programs:

Counselling

To access our Counselling services the first step is to attend our Walk-in clinic. Often young people and families only need one or two sessions to make the needed changes in their lives so we want clients to experience the differences these changes can make as soon as possible. Following the walk-in session, we can also refer you to additional services if needed and Walk-in can be used more than once if necessary.

Day School Milieu Treatment Program (DSMTP)

To access our DSMTP, please contact our Intake Coordinator at (416) 240-1111, ext. 2238.

Groups

To access our Groups, please refer to the Group page for the group facilitator’s contact information.

West End Services for Abuse and Trauma (WESAT)

To access our WESAT services, including trauma assessments and trauma treatment, please contact the Intake Coordinator at (416) 240-1111, ext. 2238.

 

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Walk-In Clinic

Our Walk In Clinic is open Monday - Friday. Please see below for the exact hours.  Appointments are not required and there is no fee. The ECC Walk-In Clinic is located at 200 Ronson Drive (4th floor), major intersection Dixon & Martin Grove Rd. You should plan for a one and half (1.5) hour appointment. Service is provided on a first come, first serve basis.  All efforts are made to accommodate everyone, however high demand may require families to return another day.

  • Monday:  2pm-6pm, please arrive by 4:30 pm, last appointment is at 5 pm

  • Tuesday:  11am-4pm, please arrive by 2:30 pm, last appointment is at 3 pm

  • Wednesday:  12 pm - 8 pm, please by 6:30 pm

  • Thursday:  2 pm - 6 pm, please arrive by 4:30 pm, last appointment is at 5 pm

  • Friday:  10 am - 2 pm, please arrive by 12:30 pm, last appointment is at 1 pm

         For more information about our walk-in clinic, click here.

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The Etobicoke Children’s Centre

65 Hartsdale Drive,
Etobicoke, ON M9R 2S8

200 Ronson Dr., (4th floor)
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5Z9

Tel: (416) 240-1111
Fax: (416) 240-7999
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