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 February 2019, changes were announced to the Ontario Autism Program. Click here for more information.
As part of the Child Development Program, we provide community-based child development services in two locations:
Children with ASD can also access other programming at Holland Bloorview: