News & Stories

NEWS

Holiday Closure for In-Person Appointments Extended

Surrey Place closes for the holidays from December 24 to January 4 to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure. Telehealth services are available January 4 to 11

NEWS

Ministry of Health Gives Mid-West Toronto’s Ontario Health Team application stamp of approval

Surrey Place is part of the Ontario Health Team, which connects the most vulnerable patients and providers to better healthcare services in Midwest Toronto

STORIES

Meet the Parent Chair of our Family Advisory Council

Monica Richardson is the Parent Chair of the Family Advisory Council at Surrey Place. She works with parents of children with developmental disabilities

NEWS

Calling all Surrey Place families

The Family Advisory Council is seeking new membership from caregivers who want to advocate for better support for people with developmental disabilities

NEWS

Our Wellness Services Are Expanding

Surrey Place expands its online wellness services to help people with IDD and caregivers coping with the loss of in-person support due to the COVID-19 pandemic

NEWS

Message from the CEO – Surrey Place Locations Reopening

CEO of Surrey Place writes update confirming the reopening of all of its locations with modified services and protocol due to COVID-19

NEWS

Seven Myths about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Debunked

Surrey Place debunks common misconceptions about what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is and who it impacts across Canada to raise awareness

NEWS

Request for Quotations (RFQ) – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Review

Surrey Place in Toronto is seeking a firm to review the equity, diversity and inclusion efforts of the organization. A request for quotations has been issued

NEWS

Breathe & Blossom Mindfulness and Yoga Program

Breathe & Blossom is a new free yoga program at Surrey Place for young people with developmental disabilities aged 12-29 to meet physical activity goals

NEWS

Press Release: Ontario Provides More Supports for Families of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Ontario provides families in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) with services that support the learning and development of children with autism spectrum disorder

NEWS

2 Surrey Place Reopening by Appointment Only

2 Surrey Place reopens for limited services by appointment only, with new safety measures and modified hours that prioritize client appointments in stages

NEWS

Autism Ontario Wants to Hear Your Voice In 2020

Parents and caregivers of children with autism in Ontario can support research by doing a survey about the impact of school closures of the COVID-19 pandemic

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