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Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Hubs

Diagnosing children earlier and more quickly is critical to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) access the services they need as quickly as possible.

To that end, in June 2016, the ministry committed $2.75M per year over two years, for a total of $5.5M, to implement five regional ASD diagnostic hubs. The hubs launched in January 2017 and were originally intended to be time-limited until March 2018.

The hubs are improving the availability of more timely assessments so that children can start accessing services as quickly as possible by:

The ministry understands the value and importance of an early diagnosis of ASD, and the hubs have had excellent results in reducing wait times, and offering a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnostic services for children, youth and families.

This is why the ministry is committing $2.75M per year over the next three fiscal years to continue to fund the diagnostic hubs. The hubs will receive a total of $2.75M per year in 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21.

For more information, please contact the hub in your area or your local Ministry of Children and Youth Services Regional Office.

The five hubs are at the following locations:

West region

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
237 Barton Street East
Hamilton, ON
Tel: 905-521-2100 ext. 78222

Central region

Children's Treatment Network
165 Ferris Lane
Barrie, ON
Toll Free: 1-866-377-0286
Fax: (705) 792-2775

North region

Child and Community Resources
662 Falconbridge Road
Sudbury, ON
Tel: (705) 525-0055
Toll Free: 1-877-996-1599 ext 2626

Toronto region

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Child Development Intake
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, ON
Tel: (416) 425-6220 ext 3334

East region

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC)

395 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8L2
Tel: (613) 737-0871 ext 4425 or
Toll Free: 1-800-565-4839 ext 4425