How to Get Started
Registering for the Ontario Autism Program
If your child was previously registered with the Ontario Autism Program, you do not have to register again. All children and youth under the age of 18 with a written diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional can register for the program. 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, you may continue to contact the former single point of access Surrey Place Centre at 416-925-5141 for questions related to your behaviour plan or to contact your Family Support Worker until your behaviour plan ends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Services
You can talk about your concerns and access The ECC services by calling our Intake Worker at (416) 240-1111, ext. 2238. The Intake Worker will ask you some questions to help us understand how to best respond to your child's and family’s needs. If you wish to proceed with a referral, we will schedule a telephone intake meeting at a convenient time for you. We will also give you information about other community resources that might help or faciliate additional referrals. If you are already involved with other services, with your permission, we will help to ensure services are coordinated.
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.