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Toronto Partnership for Autism Services

Eligibility

Parents with children who:

  • live in Toronto, and

  • have a confirmed diagnosis of Autistic Disorder or fall toward the severe end of the autism spectrum

Typical Timeline

If you live in Toronto and your child has a confirmed diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder toward the severe end of the spectrum, you may apply for services by calling Surrey Place Centre and asking to speak to the TPAS Registration Assistant at (416) 925-5141, extension 2289. A physician or registered psychologist can provide a diagnosis of Autism. Only children determined to be eligible based on a TPAS eligibility screening are able to receive TPAS intervention. Once registration is completed at Surrey Place Centre, your referral information will be shared with The Etobicoke Children’s Centre. An intake worker from The ECC will contact you to complete an intake. The intake may occur via phone or in person.

During the telephone or in person intake, the Clinical Intake Worker will complete and assessment of your child’s strengths and needs using a standardized interview tool. The information will be used to generate an electronic record for your child at The ECC and Surrey Place Centre. During this time, you will also be requested to provide written copy of diagnosis and proof of residency.

Once a written copy of the diagnosis, proof of Toronto residency and assessment of Strengths and Needs Profile has been received, TPAS at Surrey Place Centre will contact you to arrange a screening to determine eligibility for Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI).

A TPAS psychologist at Surrey Place Centre will screen your child to determine if he or she is on the severe end of the spectrum and if IBI is a suitable intervention for your child.

If your child is eligible and IBI is suitable, you will receive an orientation to TPAS and begin attending Parent Education and Support Services. You will continue working with your Intake Service Coordinator at The ECC to develop a plan for service, which may include accessing other resources in your community. Your child will be placed on a waitlist until a vacancy occurs.


Toronto Autism ABA Services

Eligibility

  • Children and youth up to their 18th birthday
  • Must have a confirmed Autism Spectrum diagnosis including Autism/Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Specified (PDDNOS), and Asperger’s Disorder
  • Must be living in the Toronto Region
  • Children and youth currently receiving or waiting for funded IBI Services are also eligible if deemed appropriate
  • Not concurrently receiving any other ABA based services through this initiative

Typical Timeline

If you live in the Toronto region you cans start by contacting Surrey Place Centre at (416) 925-5141 and ask to speak with ABA Registration. Parents and caregivers can call directly, and/or a professional (such as a Family Physician, Psychiatrist, Developmental Paediatrician, Psychologist, Psychological Associate, Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Nurse) may assist families to make a referral.

Once a referral is received from Surrey Place Centre, Intake staff from The ECC will contact the family to complete an intake and group placement recommendation.

During the telephone or in person intake, the Clinical Intake Worker will complete an assessment of your child’s strengths and needs using a standardized interview tool. The information will be used to generate an electronic record for your child at The ECC and Surrey Place Centre. During this time, you will also be requested to provide written copy of diagnosis and proof of residency.

If your child is eligible for ABA Services, your child will be placed on a waitlist for the appropriate service. Once your child’s name comes to the top of the waitlist, you will be contacted by Intake staff with a group service offer.

Contact us to learn more about our services and how to get started.

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