What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the term used to refer to a broad range of developmental and behavioural issues.

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Do I Need An Assessment?

We offer 4 different kinds of assessments: a Diagnostic Assessment, a Psychological Assessment, a Psychoeducational Assessment and an Interdisciplinary Assessment

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Have any Questions?

Take a look at our FAQ section to find some answers to our most asked questions!


Welcome to Emerging Minds!

While we have closed down our locations due to COVID-19, some of our clinicians are still offering services over the phone or through video conferencing:  Veronique Chiasson (Parent coaching and occupational therapy), Josee Masse (Autism Consultant and Parent Coach), and Julie Beauparlant (Occupational Therapy) at our Canotek office; and at our Hinton office: Dr. Korneluk and Danielle Quigley, Dr. Metcalf, Mary Champagne, and Heather Fawcett. 

Please see their clinician pages or contact Debbie Ladisa (Hinton: 613-728-3808) or the individual clinicians at Canotek for more details.

Emerging Minds is an interdisciplinary team with a focus on helping individuals of all ages with autism.

Our waitlist for adult assessments is currently closed.

Our waitlists for assessments for children under the age of 5 are currently open.  Please contact Debbie Ladisa at 613-728-3808 for more information.

Unfortunately, at this time, our waitlists for our  behaviour intervention services through our Comprehensive Intervention Program are so extensive that we have temporarily closed the waitlist to new clients.  There is one clinician accepting new clients at our Canotek location.

Our speech therapists, occupational therapists, parent coaches, and dietician are still accepting clients on their waitlists.  Please contact them directly if you are interested in services.

We realize this is disappointing news for some families.  We have assembled a list of alternate service providers in the Ottawa area.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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