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?

An assessment can be the first step to ensuring a child has the support they require. We offer different types of assessments from getting a first diagnosis to providing a detailed report for schools or programs.

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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!

We are sorry to inform families that we are closing our waitlist for our behaviour intervention (CIP) program.

This does not affect those who have applied for behaviour intervention services through our Emerging Minds Est office.  That program is separate from the CIP program.

Here is what is open through Emerging Minds:

Emerging Minds Est: (Occupational Therapy, Behaviour Consultation, and Behaviour Intervention)  Staff at this location are currently available for both in-person and telehealth services.

Emerging Minds Hinton: (Behaviour Intervention and Parent Coaching)  Services at this location are primarily being offered through telehealth at this time, with some in-person availability.

Please see the individual clinician pages for contact information.

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

Please see our pop-up on this page for up to date information as to which of our services are open, which have a waitlist, and which are closed.  Contact information for our various services is available on our Team page and our Contact Us page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Our Services

Latest News

Emerging Minds is committed to providing the best service we can to our community.  Unfortunately, some of our services and waitlists are currently full.  Please see our list below for services we are offering at this time:

Assessment - we are currently accepting individuals from 0 to 3 years 11 months and 12-19 years old for our waitlist.  Our waitlist is closed for individuals between the ages of 4 and 12.  Please contact Debbie Ladisa at 613-728-3808 for more information.  To add your family to our waitlist, apply here.

CIP (Comprehensive Intervention Program)/Behaviour Intervention - Our waitlist is now open! Apply to our waitlist here.

Behaviour Consultation - Gianna Colizza and Abeer Lababenah are currently accepting new clients.  Please contact them directly to be added to their waitlist.

Occupational Therapy - Our OT services at Emerging Minds East have closed their waitlist.

Parent Coaching - we currently have a waitlist and are accepting new clients for the waitlist.  Please visit our Parent Coaching page for more information.

Services for Adults and Teens - we currently have a waitlist and are accepting new clients for the waitlist.  Please visit our Services for Adults and Teens page for more information.

Speech Therapy - Robin Gaines has closed her waitlist.

Special Education Assistance - we currently have a waitlist and are accepting new clients for the waitlist. Please visit our Special Education Assistance page for more information.

Please note that we do not provide individual or family counselling services or evaluations for court/custody/insurance disputes.

Contact information for our services is listed with the individual services and on our Contact Us page.