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News & Stories


Drop-In to SmartStart Hub to Get Answers About Children’s Developmental Services!

Surrey Place is hosting drop-in sessions at our five locations across Toronto.


Surrey Place and Developmental Services Ontario – Toronto Region Partner to Streamline Primary Care and Hospital Referrals

Surrey Place and DSO-TR announce pivotal initiative with Strata Health to improve referral processes for primary
care clinicians and hospitals.


Creating a safe and inclusive environment at Surrey Place

How Surrey Place is fostering a safe and inclusive environment by promoting diversity, educating staff and providing space for all individuals and communities to share their experiences.


New Stripe Payment Process at Surrey Place

Surrey Place is launching a new secure payment system for Autism Services to streamline our
registration process.


New Tool for Navigating ABA Group Therapy

Surrey Place has developed a rubric to help you understand which group will best support your family’s needs. Use this tool to find a service that aligns with your child’s goals and skill level.


Transforming Care: New Toolkit Equips Physicians to Support Mental Health in Adults with Intellectual Disability

New mental health toolkit, developed by the DDPCP, designed for busy clinicians, by clinicians, as a quick resource
to better support adults with IDD.


Celebrating our Accessible COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

We’re looking back on the past two years of hosting vaccine clinics for clients with developmental disabilities and
their families in Toronto.


Surrey Place awarded funding to provide organization-wide training to work towards eliminating systemic barriers and racism.

Surrey Place is proud to announce they have received nearly $100,000 in funding from the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund to help strengthen its commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA)


More services for GTA children and youth with extensive neurodevelopmental needs

Holland Bloorview’s Extensive Needs Service partners with Grandview Kids, Michael Garron Hospital and Surrey
Place so more families can access care closer to home


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 with exemplary standing through the healthcare program.

What People are Saying

“My name is Deborah Bluestein, and I am a therapist in our Parenting Enhancement Program. The program provides parenting skills training and support to parents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) referred to Surrey Place from child welfare agencies, Adult Protective Services, Toronto Public Health and other community agencies. In my role, I provide face-to-face online appointments with families, involving parent training, service coordination and support. I also reach out to the community to make referrals for both the parents and children I support. Our goal is to build a community… READ MORE

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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