Attachment Consultation and Education Service (ACES) - Consultation, assessment, treatment and education for children and youth (birth - 18 years) with a focus on disturbance of attachment, attachment disorders, or a history of traumatic and/or disruptive life events. The child and youth also experience difficulty in relationships, behaviours, and emotions requiring extensive management to the child/youth home/living environment.
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Assessment, treatment, consultation, education and support for children and youth up to the age of 18 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, caregivers and the community.
Brake Shop - Specialized assessment, treatment, consultation and community education for children and youth (6 to 18 years) with severe behavioural concerns or intermittent Explosive Disorder, with a diagnosed or suspected tic disorder.
Dual Diagnosis - Assessment, consultation and treatment on a community and residential services basis for children and youth (2 - 18 years) with a developmental disability and psychiatric or behavioural disorder.
Home Visiting Program for Infants - Early intervention program (for the counties of Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Perth, and Huron only) for infants (up to 5 years) and their families who are at risk of or have developmental or physical disabilities.
Homeshare - Specialized placement program in which children and youth who have a developmental disability, medical fragility/technological dependence and/or dual diagnosis, are placed with families on a full-time and long-term basis in London and surrounding counties.
Mood Disorders Clinic - Consultation, assessment, treatment and education services for children and youth (6 - 18 years) who are referred by a physician and who are suspected of having early onset mood disorders.
Intensive (Residential) Services - Interdisciplinary residential assessment and treatment based on the individualized needs and identified goals of children or youth with complex multiple needs. The average length of stay is 2 to 12 weeks for all residential units. All units except Pratten One accommodate children and youth with externalizing and aggressive behaviours.
Age ranges for each unit are a general guideline.
Pratten 2 South – 8 spaces for females ages 10 – 18
Unit 4 – 12 spaces for males ages 13 – 18
Unit 5 – 10 spaces for males/females ages 6 – 12
Unit 6 – 9 spaces for males/females ages 6 – 13 with a developmental disability
Thameswood – 8 spaces for males/females ages 13 – 18 with a developmental disability
Pratten – 10 bed short-term (average length of stay from a few days to two weeks) residential unit for males/females ages 0 – 18 with a variety of complex medical (including technologically dependent clients) and developmental needs. Services include palliative care and “step down” services from acute hospital admissions. This space is like a hospital ward with specialized medical equipment, access to oxygen, etc.
Selective Mutism - For children and youth (3 to 18 years) who have restricted speech in one or more settings for at least two months and have demonstrated capacity for speech and intellectual ability above IQ 55.
Sexual Behaviours - Comprehensive assessment and consultation for children and youth (age 6 - 18) exhibiting concerning sexual behaviours (can include trauma assessment and sexuality education).
1-877-494-2774 (Toll Free)
Ages served: Up to 18 years
Languages served: English, Interpretation upon request