Adult Diagnostic Clinic
The Adult Program at Surrey Place Centre provides a diagnostic clinic specifically for adults with suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a developmental disability. This is the first FASD Clinic specifically for adults in Ontario.
FASD describes the type of deficits that can occur when an individual is exposed to alcohol before birth. Effects can include physical, behavioural, and intellectual problems.
In the FASD Adult Diagnostic Clinic, we provide assessment and diagnostic services to individuals 18 years of age and older living in the city of Toronto.
Recognition and diagnosis of FASD is important because it can lead to:
- A better understanding of the individual and his or her needs
- Access to additional supports in the community
- More effective interventions and services tailored specifically to the individual’s strengths and weaknesses
We also offer counseling, behaviour therapy and service coordination when appropriate. This service is made up of an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who can help with accessing resources for finding meaningful employment/day activities, finding appropriate residential placement, dealing with substance abuse problems, parenting children, and managing behavioural/legal difficulties.
For more information please see FASD Information Card.
Children and Youth Diagnostic Clinic
The Children and Youth Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Assessment Clinic is a component of the Children and Youth Program
of Surrey Place Centre that is designed to provide specialized diagnostic assessment and consultation services to individuals between the ages of 6 – 18 who are suspected of having
Clients who are diagnosed as having F.A.S.D. and also have a developmental disability will be eligible to access ongoing services at Surrey Place Centre.
Access eligibility to the F.A.S.D. Diagnostic Clinic is limited to:
- Children, ages 6 – 18 years, and/or their care providers who are already clients of the Children and Youth Program and, therefore, have a confirmed diagnosis of a developmental disability.
- Those cases that have been identified by the Children’s Service System Review and Consultation (Service Resolution Toronto) as service priorities at the Ministry level.
The Children & Youth Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic at Surrey Place Centre is made up of an interdisciplinary team that includes:
- Behaviour Therapist
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Developmental Pediatrician
- Service Coordinator
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist