NOTE: From time to time, Autism Ontario - Peel Chapter receives requests to post notices from private individuals and/or businesses regarding availability for services. Vistors to the website should be aware that Autism Ontario - Peel Chapter is not associated with and does not endorse these service providers, but merely posts the information for those seeking services for children, youth, and adults. Website visitors are therefore cautioned to use their own best judgement when arranging to interview and/or hire prospective employees or service providers to work directly with individuals. Obtaining references from several sources, including satisfied clients, is highly recommended.
We do our best to provide families, caregivers, and professionals with a list of up-to-date useful links for services and information in and around the Peel Region.
If you have a great local link that you would like to add, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessment & Diagnosis covered by OHIP
Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolscents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review of the Literature and Practice Guide (2003) authors: Dr. Adrienne Perry and Dr. Rosemary Condillac published by Children's Mental Health Ontario.
A physician or psychologist can provide a diagnosis.
Credit Valley Hospital Child and Family Services
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON, L4M 2N1
*Referral needed by medical professional
Infant and Child Development Services Peel
6660 Kennedy Road, Suite 200
Mississauga, ON L6T 2M9
*Referral needed by a family doctor of professional
P.O.P.S. Trillium Health Centre Paediatric Outpatient Services (Toronto West Side)
150 Sherway Drive
Etobicoke, ON, M9C 1A6
*Referral needed by a medical professional
Private Assessments and Diagnosis - Email email@example.com to request a list of medical professionals in the field of autism in private practice who may be able to provide assessment and diagnostic services. The wait-list for private practitioners may be shorter; however, parents/guardians are responsible to cover fees for assessment beginning in the range of $1,500 and up.
ErinoakKids Children's Treatment Centre provides a comprehensive range of programs and services to children and young adults with physical, developmental and communication disabilities, helping clients and their families to reach optimal levels of independence, health, and well-being.
Child Development Resource Connection Peel
CDRCP Connects community and practitioners with information, resources, training and services that promote quality family life.
Kids Pathways Peel
Kids Pathways Peel provides service coordination for children and youth up to 18 with special needs and living in Peel Region.
Respite Services Peel
Providing respite services within the Region of Peel.
Kerry's Place support individuals of all ages and their families with a broad continuum of specialized supports and services.
Brampton Caledon Community Living and Mississauga Community Living
Brampton Caledon Community Living and Mississauga Community Living support people who have an intellectual disability, in partnership with their families and the community, to lead enriched and meaningful lives.
Malton Neighbourhood Services
Malton Neighbourood Services (MNS) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has provided settlement and community support services since 1975. MNS recognizes the diversity of its community and is commiteed to the development, creation and promotion of opportunities for those it serves.
Caledon Community Services
Caledon Community Services (CCS) is a multi-service, community-impact organization. CCS supports residents in the Municipality of Caledon and surrounding communities. CCS programs help young and old pursue their growth, health, and independence by developing solutions to barriers that interfere with people's well-being.
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Family Support and Other Services
Canadian Mental Health Association - CMHA Peel enhances the well being of all people in the community by promoting and supporting good mental health.
Peel Children's Centre - Peel Children's Centre offers many excellent treatment services for children, teenagers, and families who are having serious issues with relationships, feelings, or behaviour. Peel Children's Centre treat young people under the age of 18 who live within the Region of Peel.
Mississauga Parent Child Resource Centres - Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres are dedicated to enhancing the lives of parents and caregivers with children ages 0 - 6 by empowering and involving them in their children's learning and development.
Caledon Parent-Child Centre - A non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to providing support, resources and education for families, children and caregivers in Caledon.
Ontario Council for Exceptional Children - The Ontario Council for Exceptional Children is striving to enhance the educational outcomes and improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs.
Peel Behavioural Services - Peel Behavioural Services is a community service that offers functional beavioural assessments, individual programs, brief interventions, consultative assistance, educational sessions groups and a resource library for individuals, families and community agencies within the Region of Peel.
The Family Enhancement Centre - Full service counselling provider serving children, youth, adults, couples and families. We work from a strengths based perspective offering compassionate and confidential services to clients in Peel region. Our counselling team include Registered Social Workers, Family Counsellors, Marriage Counsellors, Christian Counsellors and Play Therapists.
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Ontario Ministry of Education - Special Education website
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
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Ongoing Research Studies
Offord Centre for Child Studies
HELPS (Health, Education and Learning Partnerships)
go4Kidds (Great Outcomes for Kids Impacted by Severe Developmental Disabilities)
CAMH has been partnering on a project, with various other agencies across Ontario, that aims to better understand health service use among teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please contact Maggie Slusarczyk at 416-535-8501 ext 7806 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Family_Study_Consent. For further information, please see the following descriptions: AS Adults study description or AS families study description.
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Other Resources and Informational Sites
Occupations working within the ASD Community: From Saint Joseph’s University
The GFCF Diet Intervention - Autism Diet
The Geneva Centre for Autism
Melissa's One Stop Gluten-free Shop
AboutKids Health.ca - SickKids Newly Launched Website
Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre
Zone for Autistic Children - free Internet browser developed specifically for children living with autism
Pediatric Equipment Exchange Resource
Episodic Disabilities Employment Network
National Federation for the Blind
Healing Thresholds - Connecting Community and Science to Heal Autism. A FREE resource!!
Tactile Vision - Tactile Graphics for Special Needs
"Our raised-line colouring books are a wonderful addition to any set of resources for those on the autism spectrum."
Music as Therapy for Autistic Children - How music therapy helps in the treatment of autism.
Music as Therapy: How Music Can Make You Healthier
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