New Lead for Speech, Hearing & Vision Programs

Surrey Place takes over from Toronto Public Health

Now Offering Urgent Response Service

Rapid care to support children with autism

Introducing the SmartStart Hub

New access point for child developmental services

All In-Person Appointments

Planned to resume March 15

New MySurreyPlace.ca Portal

Register for events and connect your health record

News & Stories

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The relationship between mental health and autism

Dr. Jonathan Weiss shares his insights about the reasons autistic people are more likely to live with a mental health condition and what we can do to help

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Overcoming barriers to employment: Improving representation of autistic people in the workforce

Todd Simkover is encouraging equity in the workplace for autistic people by advocating for change in the interview process and at the office

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Breaking barriers: An autistic young man inspires others by living life fearlessly

Former Surrey Place client, Sam Forbes, also known as the dancing barista, advocates for the community by showing what autistic people are capable of

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Award Notification Project – Marketing Strategy and Campaign Management 

The Surrey Place evaluation team has selected Doner North to receive the Marketing Strategy and Campaign Management contract

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Surrey Place to lead Speech-Language, Hearing and Vision programs in the Toronto region

As of April 1, 2022, Surrey Place will lead these important clinical early identification and intervention services to children and their families in Toronto.

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Surrey Place awarded Resilient Communities Fund grant to implement a Learning Management System platform

Surrey Place received a $146,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to implement a Learning Management System platform.

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OTF Grant Helps Surrey Place Expand Parenting Enhancement Program

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Helps Surrey Place Expand Parenting Enhancement Program.

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All Clients Eligible for In-Person Service Starting March 15

We’re resuming in-person appointments for all clients starting on Tuesday, March 15.

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We’re Resuming Limited In-Person Appointments

We’re reopening all our offices for limited, one-to-one in-person appointments starting on Tuesday, March 1.

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Why choose us?

60 Years of Service

Person-Centred Approach

Support Across the Lifespan

Surrey Place is proud to have been accredited by Accreditation Canada through the healthcare program.

What People are Saying

“As a disabled employee, Surrey Place has made me feel accepted and valued by investing in my needs, and I feel confident in advocating for my accommodation needs.” READ MORE

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ALL TESTIMONIALS

By 2 months

Has your baby had their hearing screened? YES NO

By 6 months

Does the child?

Startle in response to loud noises? YES NO
Turn to where a sound is coming from? YES NO
Make different cries for different needs (hungry, tired)? YES NO
Watch your face as you talk? YES NO
Smile/laugh in response to your smiles and laughs? YES NO
Imitate coughs or other sounds such as ah, eh, buh YES NO

By 9 months

Does the child?

Respond to their name? YES NO
Respond to the telephone ringing or a knock at the door? YES NO
Understand being told no? YES NO
Get what they want through using gestures (reaching to be picked up)? YES NO
Play social games with you (Peek-a-Boo)? YES NO
Enjoy being around people? YES NO
Babble and repeat sounds such as babababa or duhduhduh? YES NO

By 12 months

Does the child?

Follow simple one-step directions (sit down)? YES NO
Look across the room to a toy when adult points at it? YES NO
Consistently use three to five words? YES NO
Use gestures to communicate (waves hi/bye, shakes head for no)? YES NO
Get your attention using sounds, gestures and pointing while looking at your eyes? YES NO
Bring you toys to show you? YES NO
Perform for social attention and praise? YES NO
Combine lots of sounds together as though talking (abada baduh abee)? YES NO
Show an interest in simple picture books? YES NO

By 18 months

Does the child?

Understand the meaning of in and out, off and on? YES NO
Point to more than 2 body parts when asked? YES NO
Use at least 20 words consistently? YES NO
Respond with words or gestures to simple questions (Where's teddy? What's that?)? YES NO
Demonstrate some pretend play with toys (gives teddy bear a drink, pretends a bowl is a hat)? YES NO
Make at least four different consonant sounds (p ,b, m, n, d, g, w, h)? YES NO
Enjoy being read to and sharing simple books with you? YES NO
Point to pictures using one finger? YES NO

By 2 years

Does the child?

Follow two-step directions (Go find your teddy bear and show it to Grandma.)? YES NO
Use 100 to 150 words? YES NO
Use at least two pronouns (you, me, mine)? YES NO
Consistently combine two to four words in short phrases (Daddy hat. Truck go down.)? YES NO
Enjoy being around other children? YES NO
Begin to offer toys to other children and imitate other children's actions and words? YES NO
Use words that are understood by others 50 to 60 per cent of the time? YES NO
Form words or sounds easily and without effort? YES NO
Hold books the right way up and turn the pages? YES NO
Read to stuffed animals or toys? YES NO
Scribble with crayons? YES NO

By 30 months

Does the child?

Understand the concepts of size (big/little) and quantity (a little/a lot, more)? YES NO
Use some adult grammar (two cookies, bird flying, I jumped)? YES NO
Use over 350 words? YES NO
Use action words such as run, spill, fall? YES NO
Participate in some turn-taking activities with peers, using both words and toys? YES NO
Demonstrate concern when another child is hurt or sad? YES NO
Combine several actions in play (puts blocks in the train and drives the train, drops the blocks off.)? YES NO
Put sounds at the beginning of most words? YES NO
Use words with two or more syllables or beats (ba-na-na, com-pu-ter, a-pple)? YES NO
Recognize familiar logos and signs involving print (Stop sign)? YES NO
Remember and understand familiar stories? YES NO

By 3 years

Does the child?

Understand who, what, where and why questions? YES NO
Create long sentences using five to eight words? YES NO
Talk about past events (trip to grandparents house, day at child care)? YES NO
Tell simple stories? YES NO
Show affection for favourite playmates? YES NO
Engage in multi-step pretend play (pretending to cook a meal, repair a car)? YES NO
Talk in a way that most people outside of the family understand what she/he is saying most of the time? YES NO
Have an understanding of the function of print (menus, lists, signs)? YES NO
Show interest in, and awareness of, rhyming words? YES NO
Read to stuffed animals or toys? YES NO
Scribble with crayons? YES NO

By 4 years

Does the child?

Follow directions involving three or more steps (First get some paper, then draw a picture and give it to Mommy)? YES NO
Use adult type grammar? YES NO
Tell stories with a beginning, middle and end? YES NO
Talk to try and solve problems with adults and with other children? YES NO
Show increasingly complex imaginary play? YES NO
Talk in a way that is understood by strangers almost all the time? YES NO
Generate simple rhymes (cat-bat)? YES NO
Match some letters with their sounds (letter b says buh, letter t says tuh)? YES NO