- Durham Region
- Eastern Ontario
- Northwestern Ontario
- Peel Region
- Thunder Bay
- Waterloo Region
Two models for assessment and diagnosis of FASD are available in Durham Region for children under the age of 18. Both incorporate the University of Washington training and comply with the Canadian FASD Diagnostic Guidelines (February 2016).
Grandview Children’s Centre
600 Townline Road South
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K6.
Toll free: 1 (800)304-6180
Fax: (905) 728-2961
Contact: Kris Novak
Grandview Children’s Centre for preschool children < 5 years of age:
Grandview offers programs and services to children and young adults with physical and communication disabilities who live in the Durham Region. A family-centered approach emphasizes collaboration with parents, community agencies, educators and physicians. Medical specialists offer consultation, assessment and diagnosis services – including FASD, and advocate for the provision of medical services as needed. A medical referral is required; please indicate that the referral is an FASD query.
Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth
865 Westney Road South
Ajax, ON L1S 3M4
Tel: (905) 427-8862 ext. 401
Fax: (905) 427-3107
Contact: Sue Baszczynski
Children who are school-aged (5+years of age) living in Durham Region are assessed through a Virtual Diagnostic Team led by a developmental paediatrician in private practice. Referrals are streamed through a local agency, Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth, that is responsible for coordination of the file information and linking parents/caregivers with the appropriate clinical discipline to advance the diagnostic process (some clinical fees may apply). A medical referral is required.
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Tel: (613) 737-7600 ext. 3218
Fax: (613) 738-4822
The Eastern Ontario Regional Genetics Program offers FASD Clinical Genetics Assessments to children and adults. A physician referral is required. The referral form can be accessed at http://www.cheo.on.ca/en/geneticsrefer and faxed to 613-738-4822. At the time of booking an appointment, a list of requested documents will be sent to the individual or his/her guardian.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Team
Referrals will be accepted when there is confirmed maternal alcohol use and when behavioural issues are having an impact on the children’s leaning and day to day functioning.
Referrals can be made as follows:
Ages 2-6 years of age
Growing Great Kids
Call KIDS LINE: 519 846 2715 ext. 3616
Ages 6-18 years of age
Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Service
Call Intake: 519-821-3060
Diagnostic services are not available for those 19 years and older.
Anyone can refer with parent/caregiver consent. They will receive a preliminary assessment with a clinician to ensure the referral is appropriate, complete required paperwork and make sure that all other concerns are addressed (i.e., anxiety) .
Individuals must be living in the Guelph-Wellington County to qualify for diagnostic services.
Halton (Under Development)
Hotel Dieu Hospital Child Development Centre
166 Brock Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 5G2
Tel: (613) 544-3400
Fax: (613) 545-3557
The Child Development Centre (CDC) is a children’s treatment centre committed to providing excellent service for children and youth with special needs in our communities. While we do not offer a FASD diagnostic clinic, our Child Development Centre provides additional services and assessments for the preschool population if required to help confirm diagnosis or guide management (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Psychology and Speech Language Therapy). School age children who are referred to CDC for possible diagnosis of FASD will often require assessments and collaboration with community partners to complete the diagnostic process. The CDC serves the counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Leeds and Grenville and South Lanark.
FASD London Region Assessment Clinic
Contact: Angela Geddes – Assessment Coordinator
519-679-7250 ext. 155
Capacity building initiative underway; not taking referrals at this time. Please contact Angela Geddes for FASD assessment and support inquiries.
We offer FASD Diagnostic Services for children up to 18 years of age living in the London Region. Our team consists of Developmental Pediatricians, Occupational Therapists Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and a Clinic Coordinator. All of the clinicians have significant expertise in the area of FASD, and have been trained through the University of Washington – The 4-Digit Diagnostic Code and our practices comply with the Canadian FASD Diagnostic Guidelines (March 2005). We provide full assessments, recommendations, and assistance with referral to appropriate community programs.
Referrals are accepted through our partner agencies which include: The London Family Court Clinic, Child Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), London District Catholic School Board, St. Leonard’s Community Services, Thames Valley Children’s Centre, Vanier Children’s Services, Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex, Craigwood Youth Services, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Southwestern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Thames Valley District School Board, Merrymount Family Support and Crises Centre, Western Area Youth Services, and FASD-Elgin, London, Middlesex, Oxford.
Northwestern Ontario FASD Diagnostic Clinic
820 Lakeview Drive
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3P7
Clinic Coordinator: Claudine Longboat-White
Phone: (807) 468-5551
Our clinic conducts 10 clinics annually in the Kenora Rainy River District for children and youth from ages 4 to 18 with confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure. Clinics are held in Sioux Lookout, Fort Frances and Kenora, providing flexibility to receive assessments and diagnosis closer to home. Our assessment process includes family preparation, speech-language, occupational therapy, neuro- psychological and Physician assessments. Families receive a Summary Report with recommendations, and are eligible for 6 months follow-up. Families can also access support from our team’s First Nations Cultural Liaison. The Northwestern Ontario FASD Diagnostic Clinic operates under a collaboration of four partnering agencies; FIREFLY, Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Bimose Tribal Council & William W. Creighton Youth Services, Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services and a Regional Advisory Committee.
Paris (Private FASD Diagnostic Team)
Dr. L. A. Scott & Associates
P.O. Box 21016
We provide full diagnostic services for children and teens up to 18 years of age who are living in Ontario. We use the Canadian Diagnostic Guidelines, the FAS Facial Photographic Analysis Software as well as evidence informed practice. Families/agencies/services are charged a flat fee, which includes all of the assessments, materials, meetings, reports, Family Feedback Session and School Feedback Session as well as the final report. Our Team consists of a Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Paediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist, and as needed names of Paediatricians with experience in diagnosing FASD are provided. The family is provided with a copy of the results of the facial feature analysis before their appointment with a Paediatrician. Each member of the multidisciplinary team has several years of experience (from 2 to over 30 years) in FASD assessment and diagnosis and each provides a written report to the family of their particular assessment. The neuropsychological report integrates all of the conclusions from the other team members with the results of the neuropsychological assessment to provide one comprehensive diagnostic report, which is provided to the family at the end of the process.
Families are allowed to pay for this assessment process in up to 4 instalments. Receipts are provided upon each payment. Families are often able to submit those receipts to their Third Party Insurance providers for full or partial reimbursement or may be able to apply the costs to the Child Disability Tax Credit or other government sponsored programme.
For more information please contact our office or review our website.
Peel FASD Clinical Service
Child Development Resource Connection Peel
Tel: (905) 890-9432 ext. 306
Fax: (905) 890-8325
Contact: Claudia Escobar, Information, Resource & Referral Specialist (CIRS)
The Peel Region FASD Clinical Service is a virtual team with a developmental paediatrician, a paediatrician, a psychologist, a psychometrist, an occupational therapist, a speech and language pathologists, three social workers and a coordinator who provide assessments at their respective agencies. At the end of the assessment process, members of the clinical team come together to meet with the family and discuss the diagnosis. Reports are written and mailed to the family and a social worker follows up to discuss the reports and recommendations.
In order to be eligible for assessment, children must be between the ages of birth and six years of age, live in Peel Region and have confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure and developmental concerns. Referrals are open and can be made from any source.
NEO Kids FASD Clinic
Health Science North
41 Ramsey Laek Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1
Contact: Kelly Oreskovich MSW, RSW, RN
Tel: 705-523-7120 ext 1073
NEO Kids FASD Clinic at Health Sciences North is a collaboration with the Northeastern Aboriginal FASD Education Partnership (NEAP) Project, servicing children and youth 18 years of age and younger in Northeastern Ontario.
Referrals can be made from all sources such as; caregivers, social service organizations, health care practitioners and self-referrals.
Referral criteria includes: 18 years of age or younger; confirmation of maternal alcohol exposure.
The diagnostic team includes: Pediatrician, Nurse, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist and Social Worker.”
Referrals can be made from any source including individuals who suspect that they may be affected, caregivers, community organizations, legal and medical teams. Our clinic offers full pre-assessment and diagnostic services for all ages. Assessments and evaluations include screening, diagnosis, integrated practice, caregiver supports and support for clients with FASD. Also, NorWest will provide assistance with application to the Ontario Disability Support Program and referral to other community agencies as necessary. The diagnostic team includes:
- FASD Program Coordinator
- Nurse Practitioner
- Psychologist (on a referral basis)
- Consultations occur as needed with Speech Language Pathologists, Audiologist, and Occupational Therapists
Our service area matches the North West LHIN (from east of White River to the Manitoba border in the west and from Hudson Bay in the north to the United States border in the south). If travel is necessary assistance is provided with arranging travel/accommodations.
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
225 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 1S4
Contact: Joanne Anderson Tel: (416) 360-0486 x252
The integrated practice FASD assessment/diagnosis team includes Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People, Child Psychologist, Infant developmental Psychologist, Physicians, FASD Coordinator, and Clinical Social Worker. The process is family focused. Team and family and supports are an integral part of the process of assessment and development of early interventions and resources. Assessments and evaluations include psychometric diagnosis and screening, Traditional & Cultural assessment and meaning, integrated practice report, and family/ support and team conferencing to review findings, develop a cultural and mainstream resource and support network.
Mothercraft (Breaking the Cycle) FASD Diagnostic Clinic
761 Queen St. West, Ste. 107, Toronto ON, M6J 1G1
Tel: (416) 364-7373 Fax: (416) 364-8008
The FASD Diagnostic Clinic is a component of the BTC, and includes pre- and post- assessment services. At this time, access to the FASD Diagnostic Clinic is limited to children and mothers who are clients of the BTC program. BTC serves pregnant and/or parenting women with substance use problems, and their young children (birth – 6 years). All BTC children for whom prenatal alcohol exposure is confirmed are referred to the FASD Diagnostic Clinic for assessment and follow-up. Full physical and neuro-developmental follow-up occurs on an annual basis (or more frequently depending on clinic team recommendations). Breaking the Cycle is a program of Mothercraft, delivered through a formal service partnership with the Jean Tweed Centre, Toronto Public Health, the Hospital for Sick Children-Motherisk, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, the Catholic Children’s Aid Society, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Ministry of Community Safety and Corrections. Breaking the Cycle (BTC) is an early intervention program designed to reduce the risk and enhance the development of substance-exposed children by addressing maternal substance use issues and the mother-child relationship. Since 1995, BTC has delivered a comprehensive, cross-sectoral, maternal-child program to deliver a range of integrated services through a single-access model, with home visitation and pregnancy outreach components. The diagnostic team includes: Program Coordinator, Physician/Pediatrician-Toxicologist, Clinical Developmental Psychologist, Psychological Associate, Case Manager/Addiction Counsellor, Early Childhood Interventionists.
St. Michael’s Hospital Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic
61 Queen Street, 2nd Floor, Pediatric Clinic, Toronto, ON, M5C 2T2
Tel: (416) 867-3655 / Fax: (416) 867-3736
St. Michael’s Hospital’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic is a well established clinic and has been running since 2002. Clinic staff were educated at the The Hospital for Sick Children, Motherisk Program, and/or Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital. We hold 7 clinics a month: 4 – developmental testing, and pre-assessments, and 3 – full diagnostic clinics.
We provide care to infants, children, and adults from across Ontario. The clinic team has a program of research and education. We are also proud of a strong parental presence guiding our plans of care, and we are pleased to provide outreach services. The diagnostic team has the following resource people to draw on: Program Director, Physician/Pediatrics and Family Practice, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Developmental Tester; Community Care Access for referral to OT, Mental Health and Other, Consultation on referral in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Admin. Support.
Surrey Place Centre Adult FASD Diagnostic Clinic
2 Surrey Place Toronto, ON M5S 2C2
Tel: Adult Intake (416) 925-5141 Fax: (416) 923-8476
Contact: Valerie Temple Website: www.surreyplace.on.ca
The Surrey Place Centre FASD diagnostic clinic provides services to individuals 18 years of age or older who have or are suspected of having an intellectual disability. The team offers diagnostic, educational, and advocacy services. If an individual is found to have an intellectual disability or dual diagnosis, treatment services such as counselling, behaviour therapy, and case management may also be offered. Our multi-disciplinary diagnostic team consists of: Clinic Coordinator, Nurse Specialist/Physician, Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Psychologist, Behaviour Therapist. Our catchment area is the city of Toronto.
Surrey Place Centre Children and Youth FASD Diagnostic Team
2 Surrey Place Toronto, ON M5S 2C2
Tel: Children and Youth Intake (416) 925-5141 Fax: (416) 923-8476
Contact: Nozomi Minowa
The Surrey Place Centre Children and Youth FASD Diagnostic Team provides services to individuals between the ages of 6 – 18 years who have or are suspected of having an intellectual disability. The team offers interdisciplinary diagnostic assessment and time-limited consultation and intervention services. If an individual is found to have an intellectual disability or dual diagnosis, treatment services such as counselling, behaviour therapy, and case management may also be offered. Our interdisciplinary diagnostic team consists of Paediatrician, Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist, Clinical Psychologist, Behaviour Therapist and Service Coordinator. Our catchment area is the city of Toronto.
The Hospital for Sick Children, Motherisk Program
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8
Tel: (416) 813-7500 Fax: (416) 813-7562
Motherisk Alcohol & Substance Use in Pregnancy Helpline: 1-877-FAS-INFO (1-877-327-4636)
Due to reorganizing of program the wait list is now closed and new referrals are not being accepted at this time.
Motherisk provides information and guidance to pregnant women or lactating women and their health care providers regarding fetal risks associated with drug, chemical, infection, disease or radiation exposure(s) during pregnancy. The FASD diagnostic services commenced in 1994 to address increased requests for services from Motherisk. Families receive follow-up service after assessment is completed. Research and teaching resources are also available regarding FASD and diagnosis. There is a weekly team meeting at Hospital for Sick Children for case conferencing. The FASD diagnostic team also provides outreach services and once monthly, the larger team from other sites joins in case conferencing. Motherisk is the longest running FASD diagnostic clinic in Ontario. The diagnostic team has the following resource people to draw on: Program Director, Physician/Pediatrics-Toxicology, Neurologist, Psychologists, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Admin. Support, Psychometrists, Geneticist.
We offer FASD Diagnostic Services for children up to 18 years of age living in the Waterloo region. Our team consists of a Paediatrician, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and Clinic Coordinator. All of the clinicians have expertise in the area of FASD and have completed the University of Washington 4-Digit Diagnostic Code training. Our assessment practices comply with the Canadian FASD Diagnostic Guidelines (2015). We provide recommendations and assistance with referrals to appropriate community programs. Referrals are accepted from our partner agencies only including: Lutherwood, Carizon, KidsAbility, , Waterloo Region District School Board, Waterloo Catholic District School Board, KW Habilitation and the Developmental Services Resource Centre. Unfortunately referrals cannot be accepted from the general public at this time.