Autism, communication, learning and behaviour

The Autism service at Holland Bloorview is part of the Child development program (CDP) .

As a teaching hospital, Holland Bloorview has an interdisciplinary team of autism experts in the areas of research, clinical care and teaching.  

The communication, learning and behaviour team assesses children who are suspected of having a developmental disorder such as autism and display complex and challenging behaviour. 

Interdisciplinary diagnostic services are provided depending on the child’s needs. Clients are assessed up to and including the age of 18. 

After a child is diagnosed with ASD, the Holland Bloorview team refers the child to community-based organizations to receive ongoing services locally.

To access this service, a pediatrician’s referral is required and the client must reside within the Toronto area or within an area that cannot access a local treatment centre within Ontario. Children referred to Holland Bloorview for developmental concerns will be seen at our main site, or through one of our satellite clinics depending on where they live.

In early 2019, changes were announced to the Ontario Autism Program. Click here for more information.

New Autism Program

Holland Bloorview is a trusted provider supporting families to help their children grow, develop and reach their full potential. We have developed a summer program of select services designed to meet the diverse needs of children with autism. Learn more.

As part of the Child Development Program, we provide community-based child development services in two locations:

  • Eglinton West Satellite Clinic (west Toronto)
  • Michael Garron Hospital (this clinic has moved to Holland Bloorview's main site)

    Important Information as of March 29, 2019:
    Holland Bloorview’s Satellite Autism Diagnosis Assessment Clinic at Michael Garron Hospital is moving to Holland Bloorview’s main site at 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto ON. Learn more.

Children with ASD can also access other programming at Holland Bloorview:

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Please view program criteria here.


Intake coordinator
Child development program
416-425-6220 ext. 3334
E-mail: cdpintake@hollandbloorview.ca

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