Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Adult Diagnostic Clinic (FASD Clinic)
The FASD Adult Diagnostic Clinic provides specialized diagnostic assessment and consultation to individuals 18 years of age and older with suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and developmental disability. This is the first FASD Clinic specifically for adults in Ontario.
The Parenting Enhancement Program (PEP)
The Parenting Enhancement Program (PEP) provides parent skill training and support to parents with developmental disabilities. The purpose is to reduce risk of child neglect and to promote positive parent-child relationships.
Augmentative Communication & Writing Aids Program (ACWA)
The Augmentative Communication & Writing Aids Program (ACWA) at Surrey Place Centre is a specialized Augmentative and Alternative Communication clinic providing service to people with a developmental disability. ACWA was designated as a General Level clinic by the Assistive Devices Program of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in March 2007. Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) includes both face-to-face and written communication.
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MMW – Clinical Videoconferencing Program (Mashkikiiwininiwag Mazinaatesijigan Wichiiwewin)
The program provides specialized clinical services and resources for adults living with developmental disabilities. It also provides a unique opportunity for individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals to share resources and information over significant geographic distances.
Videoconferencing technology allows participants to meet via high speed, secure telecommunication links, in real time, face to face. Surrey Place Centre, in collaboration with its partners, provides this service to communities situated in Northwestern Ontario.
Local agencies, professionals, and communities have access to specialized (therapeutic) services and educational opportunities, that may otherwise not be available due to cost and other factors associated with the distances from major centers. For more information please click here.
Central Region Community Network of Specialized Care
The Ministry of Community and Social Services has established four Community Networks of Specialized Care (CNSC) across Ontario – Central, East, North, and South. These networks enhance service for adults with a developmental disability who also require specialized care for co-existing mental health and/or behavioural issues.
The Central Region CNSC is comprised of three regions with an associated lead agency: Central East (Community Living Huronia); Central West (Central West Specialized Developmental Services), and Toronto (Surrey Place Centre). Each region has a network Coordinator and Health Care Facilitator. Activities across the Central Region are facilitated by Coordinators for videoconferencing and education/research.
Aside from being the lead for the Central Network, Surrey Place Centre hosts the Central Region education and research functions. CNSC education events help to increase capacity and enhance the skill level of caregivers. The CNSC also facilitates the development and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships within the academic research community and assists researchers with effectively communicating the outcomes of their work to the practitioners in the field. For more information please visit www.community-networks.ca
Toronto Network of Specialized Care
The Toronto Network of Specialized Care (TNSC) is part of the Central Region Community Network of Specialized Care, is connected to Developmental Services Ontario Toronto Region and fulfills the Ministry of Community and Social Services mandated Service Resolution function for Toronto. For more information please visit www.community-networks.ca/